Here’s Post 2 of the Proverbs 31 series!
Proverbs 31:11 (NLT) reads:
Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
So, according to this verse, what is a godly woman?
She is trusted by her husband. This means that he trusts…
That what she says will be wholesome.
That she will use the resources God has blessed them with wisely.
That she will teach their children by her words and her actions to be Christ-like.
That she will respect his God-given authority.
That she will be honest.
These are all SO important for a well built marriage. I think that the first part is pretty self-explanatory. I think that every woman wants her husband to trust her. This second part is a little most difficult.
She will enrich her husbands life. Let’s take a moment to look at the definition of enrich. (I used Websters 1828 dictionary)
1. To make rich, wealthy or opulent; to supply with abundant property. Agriculture, commerce and manufactures enrich a nation. War and plunder seldom enrich more generally they impoverish a country.
2. To fertilize; to supply with the nutriment of plants and render productive; as, to enrich land by manures or irrigation.
3. To store; to supply with an abundance of any thing desirable; as, to enrich the mind with knowledge, science or useful observations.
4. To supply with any thing splendid or ornamental; as, to enrich a pointing with elegant drapery; to enrich a poem or oration with striking metaphors or images; to enrich a garden with flowers or shrubbery.
Now, what does that mean for my relationship with my husband?
- To make rich: to add to his life financially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Add and don’t take away. Be a life giver and not a taker. We all have our bad days, but this should describe our character and norm.
- To fertilize: to nourish my husband and our relationship with my words, actions, and prayers.
Fertilizer is an extra thing we put on our lawns to make them grow and make them thrive. I should go the extra mile for my husband, so that our relationship grows and thrives.
- To store: to fill up our relationship with quality time, selfless serving, and love.
In my relationship with my husband, I know that his love language is quality time. To fill up his tank, I know that quality time is the way to do it. Maybe your spouse a different love language. Find out what fills them up and do it.
- To supply: to do little things to brighten his day and remind him that I am his and I love him.
This doesn’t have to be big or elaborate. Some time ago I started writing my husband a small note (one or two sentences) on his napkin when I made his lunch for him to take to work. He loved it so much, that I’ve made a habit of it. It’s a very small thing, with no added expense and very little time, but it reminds him that I am thinking of him.
Let’s be trusted. Let’s enrich.
Here’s the printable for today! See you next time.