She does him good and not evil,
All the days of her life.
LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Creator. You have created man in Your own image, and You have created them male and female. Hallelujah! Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are not staying focused on Your Word and whenever we doubt Your Promises. Enable us to draw near to You, and to stay protected under Your mighty and loving Wings. Help us to hear, trust, and obey Your Word. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
It’s nearly two years ago, one year and eleven months to be exact, since I have published the Bible Study post on Proverbs 31:12 (https://mirjamfels.com/2020/11/04/proverbs-31-woman-verse-12/) I enjoyed reading it again today, but I also caught myself shaking my head while doing so. Why? Oh, dear one, there is (still) so, SO much for me to learn and change and improve in regard to doing good and not evil to my husband. Ouch!
Let me tell you about three influences which can make a big difference on how we view our marriage—and how we are treating our husband.
The most important Guide that will help us to grow in our marriage is, of course, God’s Word. How else should we know our Father’s purpose and plan for the bond of two people that will become one on their wedding day?
Friends and family members can also have a tremendous influence on how we are thinking about and treating our husband. Who, besides the LORD, will we seek answers from or listen to most of the time? Do we watch other people and, perhaps, use their marriages as a guideline for ours? Remember, there are the good and the bad, the godly and the ungodly examples we will either follow or will have to reject to follow.
I received a lovely text this morning, saying:
… Happy Holidays to you both! … I’m in town at the moment, but going home soon for a scone and coffee with my husband. …
What a thoughtful friend, wishing us a happy week of vacation, and what a text to keep as a reminder of my friend’s love and care for her husband. Now that is an example to follow.
A few paragraphs ago I mentioned that there are three influences that can make a big difference on how we are viewing our marriage and how we are treating our husband. You will have to come back on Thursday, please, to find out more about the third influence.
Do your husband good today.