What I Leaned This Week – How To Be A (Future) Wife of Noble Character
As you may already know, I have been praying for my future husband for years. I have even made up a list of characteristics he must have – or should have. Some of the things on that list are going to be hard for the poor guy to live up to. That got me thinking: what am I doing to prepare myself for this amazing man of my future? Shouldn’t I be practicing character that’s hard to live up to as well?
I read Proverbs 31:10-31 this week and it talks about being a “wife of noble character”. Now this is a difficult list to live up to. We don’t necessarily have to get up before dawn every morning to make breakfast and search near and far to find wool and flax, busily spinning and twisting the fibers. Unless you really want to, it’s a little outdated. Now we buy our clothes and blankets from a store and have pastries you can pop in the toaster oven for 5 minutes and voila! they’re done.
But we can learn a lesson from this Proverbs 31 woman. The lesson is hard work and discipline. Those are virtues that I admit I sometimes lack. If I disciplined myself better, I could get more writing done and read my bible more. This woman is also a servant. She works hard to serve her husband and children and they respect her for that.
Here’s a list of other characteristics this wife has:
- She is trustworthy – her husband knows she won’t cheat.
- She honors and respects him.
- She works honestly without complaining.
- She never hesitates to help others in need.
- She is confident in herself.
- She can laugh and not worry about the future.
- She is wise but corrects in kindness.
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