Working Mother February 15
Pro 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
Proverbs 31, every Christian man’s trophy wife! And a favorite Proverb of working men everywhere if they have a ‘P-31 Wife.’ From the very first verse, you see the nature of the woman teaching the sayings to her son Solomon. I want to remind you that Solomon’s mother was Bathsheba, who we first learned about in II Samuel 11:3. It came to pass in an evening tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof, he saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
In Proverbs 31:1-2, King Lemuel's words, the prophecy his mother taught him.
What, my son? And what, the son of my womb? And what, the son of my vows? The reason I point this out is that Bathsheba had changed. Forgiven for her sins, she became a teacher to the wisest son ever.
She describes the value of a virtuous woman, and her husband trusts her so that they do not need spoil. I understand this means she handles the finances well so the husband does not have to rob others to make ends meet. She cares for her household and relinquishes her sleep to care for others. She buys her own field and becomes a businesswoman, but she considers the value of the property and the potential income. Because of her income, she can purchase the best quality commodities. And I love that she gives to the poor and needy, her family wears the best, and she honors her husband, and he sits at the city gates as a judge. This proves she has created an excellent reputation for herself and her family (Online, n.d.).
Bathsheba was forgiven for her sins and became a wise teacher. Bathsheba is now the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. Bathsheba is now a teacher to her son and is trusted by her husband. She handles finances and cares for her household, even relinquishing her sleep to care for others. She is also a successful businesswoman who considers the property's value and potential income. Despite her success, she is generous, gives to the poor and needy, and honors her husband, a respected judge. Bathsheba described herself as the woman she became, trusted and noble, but most of all forgiven.
Selah, Think about that.
He is: Shub Nephesh
Renewer of Life