Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 31:12-14. In these Scriptures we find how valuable women are to our society. Sometimes I know we all feel overworked and underpaid and not appreciated for what we do, but I want to remind you that you are valuable to God, to your family, and to your world. I want to encourage you to use the gifts God has given you to serve Him and to serve those you love.
Proverbs 18:22 tell us, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” In this Scripture it says, “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” That is a statement for us, as wives, to live up to, isn’t it? Think about this Scripture the next time your husband makes you upset and remember to ask God to help you be a godly wife.
The Scripture talks about how the virtuous woman works with her hands. Many women are talented in doing crafts, sewing, and other things to enhance their homes. Some women sell the things they make with their hands to help provide income for their families. Women go out and gather food for their family. They may not work in the fields or gardens as the women used to do, but they try to get the best food they can afford for the best price and bring it into their home and prepare it for their family.
Many times mothers are up early, before everyone else in the house, getting ready for the day and preparing meals for her family. My mother was a good cook. Cooking was one of the things she taught me and my siblings as we were growing up. I passed the love of cooking on to my daughters, and now, my grandchildren enjoy learning how to cook and prepare food for the family.
In this fast-paced world we live in today, cooking and preparing meals is one thing that is not as prevalent in our homes, since we all eat out a lot more today than we did in years past. Preparing and having family meals together are some of the best memories I have of my mother. Don’t underestimate your influence on your children in your home. These things may seem trivial to you today, but they are some of the memories your family will have of you long after you are gone.
Being a wife and mother is a hard job, but with God’s help we can lead our family in the way they should go. We can show them the love of Jesus through our love and care for them.
Daily Bible Reading:
Proverbs 31: 12-14
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Things to think about:
- What are some of the ways you support your husband?
- What are some of the things you like doing with your hands?
- In what ways do you serve your family?
- In what ways do you serve God?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture that tells us about a virtuous woman and how she supports her husband and family. We thank You for all the women in our lives who have cared for us and taught us how to be good wives, mothers, and an asset to our society. Help us to use the talents You have given us to serve others. Help others to appreciate the things we women bring to our world. Give us strength to wear the many hats that we wear in our society today. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from Proverbs 31: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman
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Proverbs 31: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman is a Daily Bible Reading Study of Proverbs 31 by Deborah H. Bateman. Proverbs 31 is thought to be a letter from Bathsheba to King Solomon, who is called King Lemuel in this Scripture.
In Proverbs 31: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman Bible Study we consider all the things women do and where they can find strength and wisdom for their lives. This is a six lesson Bible study that would be great for individual or for a small group Bible study.
In this Bible study you will learn what it means to be a virtuous woman and how we can honor God through our service to our families, our community, and to God.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.
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For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study the Bible along with us.