A Biblical Wife
This blog is the realization of a calling that I’ve had for quite some time. The hardest part of anything for me is getting started, and with writing, the hardest thing is to know what to write about. So, I want to start with something that is on my heart and I have a passion about. I am trying to model my life around this concept for my own good, for my husband and our future family. I think it’s important to define “wife”, and more specifically define it how the bible does. Not everyone has the same belief and opinion to what a wife is but in the end we are all wives. I choose to measure the weight of this word, title, position and calling in my life by looking at what the bible’s definition of a wife is. This is where I turn to and reflect on my actions as a wife, and it was from this passage in the bible found in Proverbs 31:10-31 NLT that I am yet learning.
I wholeheartedly believe that the term wife needs to be brought back to its Christian roots for believers. Today, I want to look at the passage of scripture that has inspired me and many other women through the centuries looking to become a better wife. This is a lot to read and take in, but please spend time reading, and rereading each line to more fully allow this beautiful passage to speak to your heart.
A Wife of Noble Character
“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. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes. She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.” – Proverbs 31:10-31
My Focus as a Wife
This is the kind of wife that I strive to be. It is my goal, my focus and my desire to model my life as a wife around this definition of what a wife should be. In the coming days, I am going to be offering my thoughts and experience on how I’ve applied this passage in my daily walk to become day-by-day the wife my Lord, Savior, Husband and future Children need me to be.