Ladies, our Proverbs reading says we can choose to be godly, wise wives and a blessing to our husbands or we can choose our own way. Solomon compares that nagging, unpleasant wife to a “continual dripping.” If you’re married, what kind of a wife are you … one who continually drips or one who blesses?
1 Chronicles 7 & 8
Drip, Drip, Drip …
Dripping or Blessing?
These two verses contrast two different kinds of wives. The first are “continually dripping”—constantly nagging. The second are “prudent” or wise wives. Do you see that, ladies? Nagging is the opposite of wisdom!
For those who are married God gives us a choice as to what kind of wife we’ll be. It’s up to us! Are we going to allow God to work through us, and become His gift to our husbands. Or … are we going to take matters into our own hands and try to nag our husbands into becoming what we think they should be? In reality, we can’t change them, but we can allow God to change us!
I’d love to hear your stories about how God taught you that lesson, ladies. And husbands, I’d love to hear your stories about how your wife is a wise woman.
Today’s Other Readings:
Looking for Baby Names?
1 Chronicles 7 & 8:
When I was expecting my oldest daughter, I wanted something different. Too bad I wasn’t reading my Bible, but if you’re expecting, all this genealogy should give you an abundance of names from which to choose.
Who’s going to be the first to have a little Elioaenai or Hotham or Japhlet? Or maybe you could name that darling little girl Maacah or Hushim or Baara. Maybe Shuppim and Huppim for those twins!
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