A Perfect Wife

Proverbs 31:10-11
10 A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain.

If one reads the scriptures from Proverbs 31:10-31 one will be surprised to see the Bible being more moderate thinking than one can imagine.

It gives an outline of a wife as a mother, life companion and self sufficient woman, a woman who knows her priorities well and looks after all the needs of all her family members.

She selflessly, tirelessly does her household work and prioritizes her work from dawn to dust. She is a mother, house maker, companion and also a well to do business woman who is recognized by the people for her quality of work. She becomes a blessing to her family and society. She is neither a charming woman nor one who bothers much about beauty; she knows what holds real value for her. She has love, compassion, wisdom, skill, knowledge, kindness, self control and above all fear of the Lord in her.

Her children get up and bless her, her husband praises her and at the same time makes her proud since he too has a standing in society. The whole community talks praises of her and looks up to her.

[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, your Word is life unto us. It directs us unto all things. In your Word, You also define the role of every person of the family which symbolizes a Church. Today Lord You gave us direction about being a perfect wife. Lord, we pray for all our sisters who are married and those who are planning to get married soon, that they know the purpose of marriage and set right their priorities in their life; as a family and with regards to society. Let them not seek the ways of the world but let the world seek her as a blessing...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[ Reference Scripture ]
Proverbs 31:10-31
10 A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain.
12 She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:
29 Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all.
30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.

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