Friday, November 6

a worthy wife

This week during our devotional time, we began the book of Job for our Old Testament reading. The first chapters are so devastating as Job loses his family, all his possessions, and finally his health. All Job had left was his wife....

His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
~ Job 2:9-10

One commentary stated that his wife was possibly spared to cause Job even more grief and suffering than the actual losses would have given him. Yikes! Ohhh, she's like a Proverbs wife alright. You know the one....quarrelsome like the constant dripping on a rainy day OR so quarrelsome that her husband would rather live on the corner of a roof or in a desert OR as disgraceful as decay in her husband's bones or foolish enought to tear her own house down. Yikes again!

Take a moment to ponder your wife life. Are you a wife whom your husband can have full confidence in? A supportive wife whether life is going well or filled with difficulties? A wife who is worthy of her husband's praise? Ohhh, I'm not talking about the Proverbs wife who took a life time to sharpen all her skills, but the wife of today. The kind of wife who has a tone of voice that her husband enjoys listening to OR a wife that her husband can't wait to sit by OR one who brings him good health OR a woman who is greatly satisfied in building up her house. Indeed, the kind of wife whose love and trust in the Lord gives her a pleasing countenance that blesses her husband and flows into the lives of others.

Overwhelming to consider? Perhaps. Especially when you are having *one of those days* in your household. Yet even small steps will bless the socks off your husband! Really!

May you be a wise wife whose smile brings joy to your garden whatever the circumstances!

Tammy ~@~


teachinmom said...

there's wisdom in them words sista!

Amy- Learning At Our House said...

Hmmm... I think those are just the words I needed to hear. ;-)

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