Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Good Woman 5

A quick recap: women who want to be high value, need to make themselves high value.  Proverbs 31 provides a blueprint.  

Today's lesson: 
A good woman is not contentious.

She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from far away. She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants. She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings.  She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong. She sees that her profits are good, and her lamp never goes out at night. She extends her hands to the spinning staff, and her hands hold the spindle. Her hands reach out to the poor, and she extends her hands to the needy. She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land. She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts to the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. Her sons rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: “Many women are capable, but you surpass them all! ” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.
Proverbs 31:12‭-‬31

Let's add another one in here, for good measure. 

Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.
Proverbs 21:9

Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.
Proverbs 25:24
(When the Bible repeats itself, you'd best pay close attention.)

An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.
Proverbs 27:15

Better to live in a wilderness than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife.
Proverbs 21:19

Being a "strong independent woman" is not a Biblical concept. Women depend on men to provide, and men depend on women to manage what has been provided.

Women are directed by the Bible not to be argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious, or challenge a man for power and authority. Women who do so are inherently unhappy. No creature is content, when it tries to act contradictory to its nature. Learning how to submit, especially when one has been taught to be contentious, can be hard - but it is well worth the investment of time and effort.

Therefore, a good woman is not a contentious woman, but is a submissive woman.

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