Proverbs 31:10 – Becoming Priceless

3 Apr

Yesterday I talked about becoming a Proverbs 31 woman. Then, I challenged you to join me!

I truly think that attitude is everything. So, to start on the right foot, let’s think positive!

Let your prayer for this challenge be this:

Lord,  I believe you have brought (insert husband’s name here)  into my life for a reason. That reason is to be the perfect wife for him. As I strive to better myself, be with me. Let it not be me changing, but You changing me. Amen.

 

Proverbs 31:10 says, Who can find a wife who is noble, virtuous, and of good character? She is priceless.

Today, let’s focus on what the Lord has given us: our husbands and our children. Wait, you don’t have children? Or a husband? Then pray in the future tense!

What do noble, virtuous, and good character really mean?

Noble: of an exalted moral    Strive to be of an exalted moral. What does that mean? Well, exalted refers to something higher. Moral is basically your standards. So, if you are of an exalted moral, or noble, you make yourself live up to higher expectations than the world.

Virtuous: morally excellent  Strive to be morally excellent. Anyone else see a pattern here? Have excellent standards. Don’t settle for what the world has to offer.

Good Character:  the aggregate of high quality traits that make up an individual    Let the traits that make up your character be good ones! Lying, cheating, dishonesty, gossiping. Not good traits. Honesty, integrity, courage, compassion. Now, those are good character traits.

Now that we have defined some of the key words in Proverbs 31:10, let’s put it all together.

Who can find a wife who is of an exalted moral, morally excellent, and is an individual who is made up of high quality traits? She is priceless.

Wait. We forgot to define one word.

Priceless: having a value beyond all price, irreplaceable, incomparable.  

So, now, here we go again:

Who can find a wife who is of an exalted moral, morally excellent, and is an individual who is made up of high quality traits? She is valued beyond all price, irreplaceable, and incomparable.

The key to making your husband want to stay in your marriage, is to make yourself priceless to him. The Bible has laid it out for us, that if we follow these things, we will do just that! Now, are there other aspects of marriage? Of course. But, a house built on sand will fall and crumble. Build your house on a firm foundation, so that it can withstand all of the things that are thrown at it during the storms!

Your mission for today is this:

Make a list of your morals. What do you believe? Do they line up with Scripture? If not, highlight them. Now, find the scripture that matches up with that moral, and write it down. Post it somewhere you will see it often. Also, write down your character traits. Do the same thing as with morals. Highlight the ones you want to change, and write them down.

Mine might look something like this:

I believe that: 

  • lying is okay if it doesn’t hurt anyone (Proverbs 19:9 – “he who breathes lies will perish.”)
  • swearing is not okay (Eph. 4:29 – “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth”.)
  • going to the casino is okay as long as it’s to play the game, not for money (1 Tim 6:10 – “The love of money is the root of evil”.)
  • its not gossip if it’s true  (Proverbs 20:19b -“…avoid anyone who talks too much.”)
  • don’t stay mad  (Eph 4:26 “do not let the sun go down on your anger.”)

I am 

  • indecisive (Matt 5:37 – “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no'”.)
  • friendly (Romans 15:2 – “Make your neighbor happy.”)
  • encouraging (1 Thes 5:11 “Encourage one another”.)
  • anxious (Phil 4:6 “Don’t be anxious.”)
  • generous (Prov 19:17 – “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord”.)

Pray against these things in your life. be intentional about what you do and say.

Start today in making the changes to yourself  to become priceless  to your husband.

 

 

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