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Friday, 13 January 2017

The Wife of Noble Character 4

Good day gracious and wonderful children of the Most High God, I am positive you’ve had a blessed day so far and today will end in praise to God in Jesus name.

Proverbs 31:24-31
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

I am tempted to say that end of this study is more loaded than all that we’ve considered so far. From the praise given to the wife of noble character by her husband which reads that “many women do noble things, but you (this particular woman/wife) surpass them all” tells me that though we have women who do pocket of noble stuff but for a wife to be regarded as a wife of noble character, she needs to be an all-round embodiments of noble stuff and she does not do noble stuff just once in a while, she does noble stuff at all times and in all things. Indeed a wife of noble character who can find?

We start today’s study with verse 24 which says, “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.” So she is not just multitasking in home keeping, she is also multitasking in business activities. We remember that it is the same wife of noble character that considers a field and buys it and with her earnings plants a vineyard; so she in an entrepreneur in all facets of business and very hard working. 
But her business life has not prevented her from watching over the affairs of her household; she is on top of the activities in her home, and still she is an embodiment of wisdom and faithful instructions are on her tongue. She is a woman who has circumcised her heart and bridled her tongue such that all that proceeds from her mouth are wise counsel. Such are the values of a wife of noble character. And that is why her husband will compare her with other women and affirm that she surpasses them all.

And because she has not abandoned the affairs of her household into the hands of maid servants but rather oversees the care of her family personally despite her busy entrepreneurial activities, her children call her blessed. Business has not taken the love and attention of their mother away from them.

And then this woman that has been described in the past four days of study is a woman who fears the Lord. I can say with all confidence that no woman can pull all these through without God. The source of her strength and the secret of all her ability are hidden in the fact that she is a woman who fears the Lord; and this is a very big lesson for all of us who wish to pull the feats that this wife of noble character is pulling in our homes, marriages and personal lives.

Solomon ended this by saying “Give her the reward that she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Indeed the wife of noble character has worked hard and deserves all the praises that has accrued to her. But other than praises there is a reward that awaits this woman of excellence. All that she has done is not just an effort in futility, they are labor that deserves to be rewarded and the Bible tells us that surely the reward will come, it will not delay. So when you see a woman that seem to have everything going well for her, don’t count her lucky, ask her what work she has done and she is being rewarded for.

I will implore all women reading this to strive to be a wife of noble character; it’s a noble course that is worth all the reward that comes with it. It is hard work with great blessings and the secret of achievement is found in the fear of God. May the Lord uphold and bless all women reading this in Jesus name. 

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