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Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Wife of Noble Character 3

It’s another beautiful morning and with it are loaded divine blessings for those who wait on the Lord. I just checked the date and realized that we have already spent 12 days into the new year. Everything seems so fast and I hope that daily we are matching up our goals, our walk with God, and our aspirations with the speed of time. If you have not started making good your new year resolutions, you better realize the you are already getting to 12 days late. May the Lord give us divine strength, grace and wisdom in Jesus name.

So we are continuing with our study of the “Wife of Noble Character” and this study has ignited a lot of thoughts and call to action in my life and I pray that it is waking up some dead potentials in your lives too in Jesus name.

Proverbs 31:20-23
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

Proverbs 12:4
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

We continue to find out what makes a wife of noble character a substance of value and the first thing that we see in the third badge of verses of the scripture we are looking at is that she opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy (Proverbs 31:20). She is a woman of compassion not just to her own family, but also to those outside of her family who need help and support. She is not one to look down on people; she is not the kind of woman who is carried away with world class structure. where the rich only relate with the rich and the poor mingle only with their kind. She is approachable by all and shows the love of God to all.

Then she is a woman of vision and discernment; she is blessed with wisdom and can read the signs of times ahead and prepare her household in advance. Now this household is without exception. She does not just prepare her children and leaves the husband out, but she prepares her entire household ahead of time. She knows what they would need before they actually do need it and makes it available even before they are required.

There are a lot of times that wives stuff the home with items that sometimes appear as junks. You would call them junks until the day they are needed and you run to get them and bless your God that you bought such item ahead of time. Such is the value of a wife of noble character. She is a woman of God who listens to the voice of God in her and is able to know how to prepare her family ahead of time for any occurrence based on what she hears in her spirit man. These are the qualities that makes her a woman of value; a highly prized possession.

Solomon says she makes coverings for her bed, and this reminds of the African proverb that says “It is the way you lay your bed that you will lie on it.” The wife of noble character is one who is wise enough to take the time to make her bed well, and when I say bed I am not referring to the physical bed that she lies on, but the bed of her marriage and life; the bed of her home. She has put up a good foundation for a marriage as a wife who pours value into the life of her husband and so she will rest in the comfort of a joyful and peaceful marriage.

She is clothed in fine linen and purple tells me that she is one who takes good care of herself too. After she has taken care of her household and she has put herself through hard work, she is returning to ensure that she also is well taken care of by her; she is not leaving herself out in this effort.

And then Solomon says “Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land,” what a proud husband such a man would be. Now consider this: as a man you are married to a wife who is of great value and pours her value into your life irrespective of you; she is a hardworking woman who works vigorously without depending on you and would not relent until she sees that her trade is profitable; then she is a wife who places high priority on her family and brings her food for them from afar; then she is a wise woman of discernment who is able to read the times and prepares her household in advance such that nothing catches her by surprise and she has no fear for her family's future; then she is a woman who loves to help those in need; a humble and approachable loving woman who would extend a hand of fellowship and love to those in need without looking down on them derogatorily. And she is a woman who takes the time to take care of herself. Would you not be proud as a man to be a husband to such a woman as this?

The fact that this great woman that I have just described is your wife will automatically accrue respect for you in your society. You are considered blessed and even great to be a man to own such a prized possession. Just like a man who owns precious metals such as gold and diamonds is considered a rich man and is respected by all for is wealth, so is a man married to a wife of noble character considered blessed and respected by all. Solomon said in Proverbs 12:4 that “a wife of noble character is her husband’s crown” and he is not wrong at all on this saying.

I have been so blessed so far in this discoveries being made of a wife of noble character and I am beginning to score myself on this standard and realizing that there are still some areas where a need to do a little more. So what about you? Did you pass the test so far after scoring yourself based on these standards? I feel so grateful that this is coming at a time like this and I pray that this year will be our year of turn around for many wives. We will no longer listen to the lies of the devil. We will pour value into our marriage and husbands and watch God multiple our seed such that we will begin to glow in His glory.

The next post will be a roundup of the series on the wife of noble character. Until then, remain blessed.

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