We always hear the question, “Who can find a virtuous woman?” from Proverbs 31:10. However, as young ladies and women that question does nothing for us. The questions we should be asking are “Who can become a virtuous woman?” and “How do I become a virtuous woman?”
So, to look at the first question, “Who can become a virtuous woman?” we must realize that anyone of us can. We just have to follow the example that she left.
To begin with, “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he should have no need of spoil. She will do him good all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:11-12).
So basically the virtuous woman is trustworthy. Her husband can trust her to be there for him, to give him honest counsel, and respect his final decisions. So what do we have to do to become that?
Okay, So that looks at the first two verses, I will do some more later, but right now I want to make the point that if even if you do not have a husband, you can work towards becoming this virtuous woman.
How you may ask?
These are just a few pieces of thought on the process of becoming a virtuous woman; I am hoping that next week I can look into the next few verses. Remember Heb 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
When people think of your name what comes to their mind? I often try to answer this question for myself, because I am genuinely concerned about what people think when they hear my name.
I am not worried because I need their approval, but because I want to be someone whose name brings good thoughts. That encourages them in their walk with Christ.
In the book of Proverbs Solomon says "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold."(Pr 22:1).
So how do we obtain a good name? Here's some of what I think:
These are just some of the things that I think of when I am trying to analyze the name I have, or my opinion of someone else.
Remember, in the Bible, it is clear that we are to desire a good reputation or name; "A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth" (Ec 7:1). :)
So, have you ever had that week in which you think nothing else bad could possibly happen? That everything bad happened to you?
I have...and after I have those thoughts, I often think about how hard I try to be a good person, and how unfair that bad things happen to me...a good person...a christian.
However I am often pulled out of these dangerous thoughts-for they are dangerous because they are self-pitying ,self-centered thoughts-by:
Matthew 5:45 "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." This verse, basically reminds me, that though I am a Christian that bad things can still happen to me because it is GOD'S will. However, there will also be good things!
Then I think about what things are "bad" to me, and compare them to the challenges to others. What about the Christians in India and Nigeria that face persecution for their beliefs? Nothing in my life is as challenging as having to risk my life for my beliefs.
I conclude these thoughts by remembering a song we often sing at church "Count Your Blessings." The chorus of that song says "Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done!"
God has done so much for us, we never need to lose sight of that. Oh, and remember he is always with you even if it seems your life is having just rain!
Matthew 8:28 "...lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
So, I am Kaley Palmer!
I have grown up going to LaPrada Drive Church of Christ...It's in Mesquite, Tx!
Which brings me to I am from Royse City, Texas, a town that is growing, but has kept it's small town feel!!
I still remember the day I was baptized, it was July 15th, 2008! It was absolutely the most important day of my life, thus far!
I am a student at the University of Oklahoma (OU) as a Elementary Education Major, ergo I love Crimson and Creme and little kids!! :) Boomer Sooner!!
Since I am now in Oklahoma, I attend a church in Oklahoma City, called Penn South Church of Christ!
I am one to always Smile, I laugh VERY often, and just try to be optimistic, because I have found life is much more enjoyable when you at least try to smile about it!! :)
I cherish everyday that I wake up alive because I never know when I won't! Jas 4:14 "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
I am absolutely horrible at sarcasm, but I am working on getting better!
I have been in band since 6th grade, and I have loved every minute of it, especially College Marching Band!
i I """I am I am horridI love my family soooo much, they are the best family I could ever ask for!
I have a little sister who is 7, and is very competitive. She is also a ray of sunshine!
There is another little sister who is 6, and is as ornery as can be, but I love her nonetheless!
I have an older brother, who is married and has two sons. He is an evangelist for the Churches of Christ, and one of my role models! His wife is the best big sister, and another one of the people I look to as a role model!
My parents are great examples, and are very involved in our home Church!!
Well, that's all I know about myself! :) But I want to leave you with one of my favorite verses:
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.