Yaaaay its bible study time. I don’t know about you, but I love to research on what I read in the bible. My first point of contact is to always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to me what I don’t understand, rather than relying on man (pastor, bible study teacher or textbooks). This is not to say that what those in positions of authority have to say is not valid, after all God placed them in their positions for a reason. But I always think it’s best to ask God first, about questions you have regarding the bible, since His very own words are the bible.
I am very glad to say that writing up posts, further motivates me to study, and research on what I read in the bible. Because I use the bible as my main reference tool in my blog posts, I believe that it would be very wise for me to study about the holy book I love so dearly, and talk about so much. I’d just like to remind you that nobody holds the monopoly of truths and only God understands the bible in its entirety, and no man can. As God says in His word some things are hidden to man (Deuteronomy 29:29)!
So imma cut to the chase, daily dose of the word will be short posts about passages which I read in the bible, that minister to me in the particular season My posts will also include topics which I’ve had no previous knowledge on, until the Spirit of God chooses to reveal it to me through the bible. It’s always fascinating to observe that no matter how many times you read the bible, you will ALWAYS learn something new.
The topic which I will be discussing today is taken from Proverbs 31. I know you’ve probably heard so much about this passage, and how it relates to being a godly wife, but the last time I read it, I saw something different. Proverbs 31:16 ‘She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard’. Now I just want you to take on board, that this passage says out of her earnings, not her husbands.
I know it’s very common for us women to have a ‘husband list’, and one of the things on our list is ‘he gotta have money’, or ‘he has to be business minded’, or ‘he HAS to be the provider’ (Before you start throwing stones, I know that not ALL women may have such sentences on their list, but some of the women I’ve spoken to actually do).Now the major problem with the last statement is, that we are NOT to rely on man (Psalm 118:8). Man can fail us, but God will never fail us. Also saying that a man HAS to be the provider, puts a husband in a position which is meant for God. God is our provider, and in all circumstances we should trust that He will supply us with all we need.
Being a wife of noble character also involves being able to provide for your home through using the skills, and abilities which you have. I do not intend to promote the ‘I don’t need no man, I’m a woman who can do it all by myself’ attitude. What I’m trying to express is, that as a wife you also have a role to play in house provision, BUT what you must understand is that ultimately God is the one who provides. In life we face challenges, your husband may lose his job, you may lose your job, or the company you work for may reduce your wages because of government cuts. But because you are not dependent on your husband, but on God, you are able to stand upon Gods word which says ‘the Lord will provide (Yahweh Yireh)’ (Genesis 22:14).
So that’s my devotion on Proverbs 31:16, it’s always so fascinating to see how much you can take from one verse in the bible. I think it’s always nice to bring the focus back onto God when discussing scripture. Even though Proverbs 31 tells us what it mean to be a noble wife, I also learnt that I should solely be dependent upon God for my provisions.
So I hope you enjoyed reading the FIRST part of Dose of the word, and I pray that God continues to reveal Himself to you through His word.
Enjoy your day people
Love from the godly lady after Gods own heart!