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Friday, August 26, 2011

a price above rubies .3

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12

Here we see the phrase all the days of her life. It is implied in verse 11 that this is a continual, diligent process: my husband's heart resting safely in me [I am overwhelmed every time I think of that]. But here we truly see that the heart issue is the part that is my lifelong task. 

Oh, my heart. so full of wickedness that I am full of conviction as I type this.

This virtue of my husband's heart being able to trust in me IS doing my husband GOOD. And I must strive for this all the days of my life!

If I act or speak in any way that causes my husband's heart to loose trust-no matter the 'minuteness' of it
-this is evil towards him. This is what I must not do. I must guard my heart against it.

How often I fail! So many times I speak words that are not sweet. that may cut his spirit. How often do my actions wound him? For a moment I have done evil towards my husband. 

While I know that I will continue to fail [we are all sinners], I am so thankful that God's mercies are new every. single. day.

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, 
because his compassions fail not. 
This I recall to my mind, 
therefore have I hope.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23

And I rejoice that my husband strives to be the man of God for me-which means he forgives me. Aand together we have another opportunity to get it right.

Only you, dear reader, can know what this good and evil will look like in your own marriage. But my prayer today is that we will seek God's face and strength for this monumental daily opportunity. 
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Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 
Proverbs 31:10

1 comment:

  1. Great post. That verse about doing him "good and not evil" always gets me.


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