Proverbs 31 Woman — Part 19

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”

Proverbs 31:28-29

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are God Almighty, Creator of the heavens and the earth. Thank You for blessing us so richly in giving us our family. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are getting impatient with them or are complaining about our role. We praise You that we can come to You with all sorts of trouble and that You are the One who has all the answers. Enable us to trust You and obey Your Word. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

The virtuous woman does not crave praises from others outside her family bond. True, she covets compliments, but she longs for the ones that are coming from her husband and her child/ren. Words filled with love and kindness, a smile, a hug from her own — which make all her pain of labor worth it.

READ — Let’s read the verses again

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”

ENGAGE — What are these verses saying?

What do her children and her husband call her?
Who praises her?
(her) _____

Write down the words her husband uses to praise her:
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____,
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____.

APPLY — Think: How does this apply to you?

What things do your husband and children praise you for?
What kind of things are you doing for them that you think could deserve a little bit more gratitude? Would it help to change one or the other way of doing things?

DO — Think: What are some of the ways you could apply these verses?

True, time is an important factor in good housekeeping. Yes, your housework does take a lot of your effort. But consider this: even if you would work around the clock your work at home would still not be finished by 100%. There is always something else to do, isn’t there?

Time is also of great importance while you are caring for your family. Take time to listen to what your husband has to share about his work. Talk to him, yes, but also spend a little bit more time just being there and listening him. For the next soccer game, do not just drop off your child and drive away. Support him. Watch him play. It could mean the world to him. Spend an extra 60-minutes with your daughter to teach her how to bake that special cake. This might be the greatest encouragement for her ever to become a homemaker some day.

Spend an extra hour on each family member this week.

About Mirjam Fels

Born in Germany and called in the US to be a child of God in 1992. I'm now living in the Sunny South East of Ireland where I enjoy being a helper, homemaker, and writer. Some of my hobbies are baking breads and apple crumble cakes, knitting socks, crocheting things for the home, and sewing. I love to write about biblical womanhood, dog training, home education, and writing — all from a Christian perspective.
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