Who can find?

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Leah and filed in Word of Encouragement

Economies come and go, but precious stones retain their value, their worth.

WHO CAN FIND a virtuous and capable wife?

She is more precious than rubies.

Her husband can trust her,

and she will greatly enrich his life.

Proverbs 31:10-11

Economies come and go, but precious stones, like a ruby, retains its value. As the virtuous and capable wife {of our earthly hubby or as the Bride of Christ} we are MORE PRECIOUS…

Virtuous: This particular Hebrew word expresses the idea of STRENGTH, WHICH IS USED TO IMPLY A FINANCIAL INFLUENCE (i.e. wealth).  According to my Strong’s Concordance. Wow! When we have our financial house in order and go beyond careful, we are industrious with our money realizing that wealth allows us to help our husbands and bless those around us.

The Bible does not shy away from the topic of money. We expressly desire to build our personal house based on Biblical principles so it simply does not wash away as if we built on sand, but do we daily consider if we are building our financial house on Biblical principles?  We as women can be a force for Jesus on this earth when take thoughtful consideration of  HOW WE HANDLE OUR MONEY.

We are not to serve it, for God makes it clear that money is simply a viable means he has chosen that greatly enables us to serve others. If he has chosen it, He will provide it.

How we handle money helps take some pressure off our earthly husband, as he endeavors to provide for the family… one way to greatly enrich his life. It allows us to step out into the entrepreneurial ventures God calls us to and, above all, a means to HELP THE POOR…THOSE IN NEED.

WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS AND CAPABLE WIFE?

When is the last time you, or I, sat before the Lord and asked him to show us areas in our financial lives that need adjusting…changing? What are we spending our money on? No condemnation, but seriously?

As I look away from this computer screen and watch the brilliant red Cardinals flitting to and fro building their Spring nests…I ask myself, is that how I am building my life? Flitting here and there spending without thought or care…consumerism consuming me? How about you? Logically, then our next question would be 

FOR WHAT Then?

We can be a powerful force on this earth for Jesus when we are careful with our financial life. We will have the means to

She extends her hands to the poor,

Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

v. 20

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? Yes, economies come and go, but we are precious stones in the crown of our Savior. You are invaluable to Him…beyond finite Webster definitions…take careful consideration of how you are spending that which God has provided.

LOOK UP…LOOK WITHIN…THEN LOOK AROUND YOU.

Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this:

Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight,

and guard against corruption from the godless world.

James 1:27  The Message Bible

Something for us to seriously ponder this weekend…

xo

leah  (please take time this weekend to read Proverbs 31 about the virtuous wife, maybe in a couple of different translations. Then ask God to give you wisdom regarding your finances.)



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