Thursday, June 23, 2016
A Virtuous Woman - Proverbs 31:26
Proverbs 31:26 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom: and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
The woman in this passage is a teacher. She diligently teaches her children words of wisdom from God's law and she does it with kindness.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 - And these words, which I command this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
The fact that the Scripture verses are from the Old Testament does not lesson their force for today. God still requires us to provide a godly education, and this education is to be continual throughout the day.
A virtuous woman not only teaches her children; she also teaches the young women around her.
Titus 2:3-5 - The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Scripture is clear, we are to teach our children and the younger women around us. We do this through words of wisdom from God's Word; but we also do this by the way we live, our lives should reflect Christ and point others to Him. Resolve to be a virtuous woman.