MONDAY, MAY 21
Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31
Most of us are familiar with Proverbs 31:10-31 today because it describes the virtuous wife. This section starts out with, “Who can find a virtuous wife for her worth is far above rubies.” And it ends with the statement in verses 30-31 saying, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.” Almost everyone knows this portion of Scripture honors the virtuous Christian woman. That is the woman that most Christian wife aspires to be. It is amazing that historical scholarship tells us this was written by Solomon concerning Bathsheba. Bathsheba became the hallmark of the virtuous woman. If we want to know what God calls a virtuous woman, her name is Bathsheba. But Bathsheba did not start that way. Is it how we start that really counts or is it how we finish that counts for eternity? Can God redeem failures that you and I have had? He most certainly can! How we overcome failure by acknowledging and turning from our sin takes humility! God draws near to those who repent and confess their failures. This was a primary trait of King David and apparently Bathsheba. When are we going to stop arguing with God accept what His Word says about us? This is serious because this starts our relationship with God. If we are going to have the same relationship with God that Jesus had, we have to fully accept what God says about us! Confidence and certainty regarding who we are in Him is the cement providing the launch pad to propel us forward into fullness of destiny.