Provider, Well-Dressed, Wife of a Good Husband and Good Business Woman...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Today’s pearls sound as if they’re quite challenging! Don’t worry; I’m sure most of you already have them! We are adding the following pearls to our strand…Provider, Well-Dressed, Wife of a Good Husband and Good Business Woman found in verses 21, 22, 23 and 24. Don’t forget the reason for this week’s devotional…our Revolution!

“She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.”

Provider...I needed some help in understanding this verse. Of course we provide our husbands and children with clothing. But what does “clothed with scarlet mean?” The Proverbs 31 Woman made sure her family was clothed in colorful scarlet so if they got lost in the snow, they could easily be seen. Seeing how the majority of us are not outside during a blizzard, just how can we apply this pearl in the year 2009?

Today we can make sure we are ready for the storms of spiritual battles that arise in our lives. We can make sure our whole family is covered in the “scarlet” blood of Jesus. So when the Father looks at us He sees us through the blood of His Son, Jesus.

“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.”

Well-Dressed…so we all can’t sew, BUT do we have on the Shield of Faith? Are we wearing our Robes of Righteousness? Do we pray for our husbands daily?

“Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.”

Wife of a Good Husband…we shouldn’t be afraid of a little submission because we know that God will reward us with blessings only HE can bestow upon us. We need to let our husbands have their rightful place of honor as the head of our household. Let others see us give him the respect he deserves…especially our children.

“She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.”

Good Business Woman…again, we’re not only good with the household finances but we know how to stretch every dollar either by clipping coupons, shopping in bulk or working from home part time.

We’re almost done! Tomorrow’s pearls…Honorable, Wise and Kind, Busy and Praiseworthy.


  1. This is a great study in Proverbs 31. Some really good insights! I need to be reminded of this woman alot:)

    Thanks for doing this:)
    Linda C

  2. Yes, thanks for sharing.

    Kathy :)


  4. Okay, Armydad1963's comment just made me choke up...he's right and of course HE would know!!! Love the clothed in scarlet application about being covered in the blood, because that's really what it comes down to, isn't it? And of course being submissive to our husband's and giving them a position of honor is our first priority as wives. Again back to Armydad's comment, you're obviously getting it right...!!!

  5. Oh my, some more great study!
    Thank you for the wisdom!! ;)

    Miss Jen

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    Blessings~Miss Jen

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  6. What a blessing, Lois. I love the "clothed" part!! It's amazing how even the parts of God's Wprd we know well always have a freshness to them when we hear them presented from a little different angle!!
    You're edifying us all!!

  7. Thank you so much for your lovely comment today! And I can only concur with the other posters today - you are amazing, especially in the way you are bringing this part of the Bible to life for people.

    Blessings to you and your family this weekend and always


  8. I love being reminded how to be "Mrs. Far Above Rubies". We need to hear this more often.

  9. Army dad makes me cry. I just love when a husband openly loves his wife. I can tell you practice what you are teaching. Thanks

  10. Dear Lois,

    Thank you for this great posting!

    Kindly, ldh

  11. What comes to my mind also is being presentably dressed. Since I work at home, it is VERY easy to just put on a pair of sweats, and NO one would begrudge me if I wasn't 'made out' because I care for children all day. I did live like that for a long time. God REALLY put it on my heart to start putting make up on again, fixing my hair, dressing nice (even with pearls on!!). The daycare children love it (oh Miss Angie, you look like a Princess). I feel wonderful and I'm pleasing to the eye for hubby!! It makes me truly feel like a Proverbs 31 Woman when I take time with my appearance.

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