If we never knew anything about being virtuous women before this week, we definitely know now, and those of you who are men are now aware of what to look for in a wife. First we learned that the good wife is one her husband can trust his heart with and one who will do good to her husband all the days of her life. Second, we learned that the virtuous woman works alongside her husband as his partner in helping to make provisions for her family. Yesterday, we discovered that the good wife should also be a spiritual fortress within her family — that wisdom and kindness should pour from her mouth and that she clothes herself in the strength of God’s Word. Today and in conclusion of this series, we will take a look at the rewards of being the virtuous woman. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 31:28, 30 — 31 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her…30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Ladies, when we follow these steps set forth by our Heavenly Father in His inspired Word, we will have God’s “job well done” — which is most important — in addition to praise from people here on earth. Our children and husbands will recognize the good that we do for them. Our reputations will precede us, for our good works will speak to the world on our behalf. All of this said, God does make it clear that following after Him should be our very first allegiance. This does not mean that all of the other parts and works of being a good wife go down the drain. What it does mean, however, is that we should have our priorities straight with God being first. If we seek and follow after God first and foremost, everything else we have talked about will fall into place.
Have a blessed day!
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