Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rubies of Thought

I think we all as women have taken a look at the Proverbs 31 woman. Sometimes we take that look and think, "yeah, I'm really going to be like her," in a very sarcastic way. Others think, "I can never be that woman," in a sad sorta way. Yet, others think, "that is not for us today it was for then." I ask then what are we to be today?

It all depends on how you read those words of a woman that in a mother's eyes her son should marry. Those were the descriptions of a woman a mother wanted her son to see and to marry, a guide.

When I first read those words I wanted to think of the physical aspect sewing, cooking, gardening, shopping, mothering, etc.

Now several years later I am urged to see that woman in a spiritual way not just temporal. I think it comes with growing and learning, I hope one day to see even further into what this woman is all about.

But for now I wanted to do a study and share with you what I learned. I would like all to join in and share with me what you see that I don't and what things inspire you in the particular verse I am pondering in a given post. So please comment and give me your insight if you would like. I want to do a verse at a time and will try to do one or two a week till the end.
Proverbs 31:11
The Heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need to spoil.
Dependable she is, he trusts her to take care of what needs to be taken care of and when she disagrees she doesn't argue but talks and sees it from his point of view so that she might understand better what and why.
He trusts her as well in all things to keep her own council.

 One thing I have always tried to do is not take my hurt feelings, anger, etc to my parents or friends I feel this would be a mutiny of my marriage if I did. I do not back bite my husband in public or to others I think that is very childish behavior even as a young immature bride of 19, I didn't do this. I think that trust would have been lost long ago if I followed in the example of those around in doing this.

From this verse I went to the Doctrine and Covenants 25, for those who are LDS and read and underlined many things that really stuck out to me. Here are somethings that I underlined that I feel went with the above verse.

..Elect lady one chosen or set apart
...murmur not of thy calling is to comfort thy husband with consoling words in the spirit of meekness
meek: patient, mild, gentle
...spirit of meekness, and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband and in glory which shall come upon him
...keeping commandments continually and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive

When I have read thru this I was thinking alot on my situation and my husband's calling so my thoughts on it are focused on what I need and should do to help him. Each of us will look at it in away that fits our situation. But I think in the end we all understand trust in our marriage, him trusting in us and how important it is.

We can also go on and on about what he should do but that isn't what this study is about.

Have a Blessed Day


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