Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?…She is more precious than rubies. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:
Dear God, these were the verses of the day from Bible Gateway, and I want to spend a little time with them because my wife really deserves to be honored through them.
The first thing I would say is I think she would deny that they apply to her. Her humility doesn’t allow her to see what she has done that is good. She blames herself for everything wrong and shuns credit for anything good. But the opposite is true. She has labored hard for her children. She gave everything she had while they lived at home, holding nothing back. She helped give them a work ethic by insisting they not be lazy, but simply work—either around the house or getting jobs outside of it.
Her children haven’t always praised her, but I think that is more on all children, including me as a child of my own mother, and not her. However, as they get older I think they can start to get some perspective and realize what they have in her. She has a unique wisdom about her that I’ve never come across in anyone before. I trust her opinion ore than anyone else’s. She’s not always right, but even if we disagree on something she challenges me in a way that hones my own thinking down.
Father, I pray for her, that she will feel your smile on her. I pray that she will feel your love, appreciation and approval. Give her joy and peace. Give her all of the fruits of your Spirit. She is so faithful to you. Please reward that faithfulness. And for our daughter and our son’s significant other, I pray that they will grow into this unique woman as well. They are young. The have obstacles to overcome. Use those obstacles for your glory. For your glory, oh Lord.
In Jesus’s name I pray,