The speaker from the weekly video from the Bible in 90 Days, stresses that the characters from the Bible are either a instrument to God or an obstacle. Which one would you want to be? Would you want to be used by God for good and to accomplish His divine will or would you want to cause others to stumble?
Not that women are always the downfall of man, but it is a pretty common theme throughout the Bible. Starting of course with Eve. But as I am reading through the life of David (week 4 covered 2 Samuel through Kings) and then the life of his son, I took note of the foreign wives of Solomon and how they lead him astray from the one true God (see 1 Kings 11).
This then led me to think of my own marriage. Am I an instrument of God in this marriage or am I an obstacle? So of course I look to Solomon’s own words on a godly wife in Proverbs 31—I can only assume that he didn’t write this proverb on one of the foreign wives. A few verses stood out to me that I want to remember on a daily basis so that I may be an instrument in our marriage:
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
I want to get that last one framed for my bathroom!
Proverbs 31 is so much more than the verses I posted here… it speaks of a woman who gives to the poor and needy and works vigorously. It speaks of a woman who sews and cooks for her family. And while I may not know how to sew or cook, the ultimate description of a Proverbs 31 woman is selfless. So out of all of this, remember to be selfless. Which then reminds of the One who truly gave it all for me, Jesus Christ…
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
The above photo is the texture of purple fabric, comment if you know why I chose that for this post :)... text added by me.