In our last devotional, we discussed the second aspect of the good wife as being a contributor to the household. We learned that the virtuous woman described in Proverbs combined her skills and talents with business sense in order to help bring money into her household. She bought land, and planted vineyards. She also worked from within her home by weaving cloth and selling it to merchants. We also reiterated that the man is still the leader in the home as well as the head provider, but that the virtuous woman operates as a partner with her husband when it comes to providing for their household. Today we will learn that the third part of being a virtuous woman is being a spiritual fortress. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 31:17, 25 — 26 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms…25 Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Ladies, we should clothe and fill ourselves with strength, and that strength comes from being rooted in the Word of God. When we stay abreast of the scriptures, from our mouths will effortlessly flow wisdom and kindness no matter what the world throws at us. And when we shine forth the love of Christ as described here, that is when we are clothed in honor.
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