Monday, July 19, 2010

Proverbs 31:23

Far Above Rubies

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Proverbs 31:23 (NKJV): "Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land."

This verse describes the virtuous woman by describing her husband. The virtuous woman married well. She shows wisdom in her choice for a spouse. Her husband is well-respected in the land. He is known in the gates, and has earned a position to sit among the elders of the land.

Although my daughter is still young, I know that one of the hardest things to teach her will probably deal with her relationships with boyfriends, and ultimately her husband. In a world that surrounds Ella with the wrong ideas about the kind of man to seek after we will have to work hard to teach her to seek out the right kind of man. First and foremost, I must teach her that she should seek a man who is seeking after the Lord. She should seek a man who is well-respected and hard-working. She should seek a man who treats others kindly and has a giving heart. The list could go on and on.

The influence of the world on relationships is both strong and dangerous. You cannot turn on TV without seeing improper relationships, but honestly, you don't even have to turn on the TV to see improper relationships. Sadly, the people that surround us everyday have often put themselves into bad relationships. Starting at an early age, I want to teach Ella all that I can about forming the right kind of relationships. I want to guard her from the pain that getting into the wrong kind of relationship can cause. I want to teach her wisdom in the choices she'll be making throughout her life that will ultimately affect who she may choose to marry.