“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Prov. 31:11-14
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Proverbs 31 is infamous in Jewish culture. It describes the character and the habits of the perfect woman—the virtuous woman. If you take a moment to read the whole chapter, you will really get the depth of just how awesome this chick is. She does it all and seems to make it look effortless! Women in America today do not seem to value and respect their position as the Bible elects it to be. Apparently, according to God’s word, there is an art to being a woman. I think the destruction of our society is a direct relation to what is going on in the home.
The first picture that comes to my mind when I read Prov. 31:11-14, is the show “Real Housewives”. I have been sucked into the vortex of this chaotic representation of where upper-class America is at today; and if this is reality—we are in trouble! I see women being lauded for behaving like devious trouble-makers, temptresses to their son’s friends and acting like pure evil to their “best friends”. If this is today’s woman—I am ashamed. I want to go where that Proverbs 31 chick went—because she left a trail of health, honor, happiness and prosperity in her path. Sounds like a bit of heaven on earth to me.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the honor of being born a woman. I read Proverbs 31 and I realize the influence I have to affect a whole society. Lord, this is a huge responsibility that is no laughing matter. In the world today, so many women do not see the power they have to influence in a good way, or in an evil way. This influence can affect every part of society. What we (as women) tolerate or approve of shows the respect we have for ourselves. This respect factor trickles down to our son’s and the respect that they will one day give to their future wives, our daughters and the respect they will have for their own bodies and our husbands and their honor for our marriage. Lord, heal the places I have broken by not giving the proper honor or respect my position is worthy of. Lord, bless me to be a blessing in every way for my family, community and the world you have put me in. In Jesus’ precious name, make me as virtuous as Miss Proverbs 31, please! Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan