Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“A Wife Straight from God”

On Monday, I Periscoped about a woman/wife you DON’T want to be.  Today I want to share about a woman who every godly woman should want to be.  This is the type of wife that a godly  man wants to have.  However, she can only be found in the Lord.

Proverbs 19:13 (NKJV) says “Houses and riches are an  inheritance from fathers,  but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”  This verse lets us know that parents can provide their children with wealth, houses and land but there is one thing that they don’t have the power to give. A prudent wife comes from the Lord.  

What does it mean to be  prudent?  Are you a prudent woman/wife?  Let’s define prudent and learn the characteristics of a wife straight from God. A prudent woman/wife is . . .

  •  Insightful
  •  Intelligent
  • Understanding
  • Skillful
  • Wise, speaks wisely
  • Well judged, displays good judgment
  • Sensible
  • Shows care and thought for the future
  • Advisable and well advised
  • Sagacious (Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment)
  • Shrewd – (Having or showing sharp  powers or judgment)
  • Mentally sharp and clever
  • Congenial – Adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.  Also agreeable, suitable in character or pleasing in nature.

There is no way that a woman can display all of these characteristics on her own.  A prudent woman is one who has accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.  She loves the Lord and has a personal relationship with Him. Her desire is to please the Lord. As she yields her self to the Lord, He shapes and makes her prudent.  Therefore, she comes to her marriage instructed and taught by the Holy Spirit, God’s Word and by older godly women who walk in truth.  A prudent wife is a blessing from the Lord and any man who wants a woman of this caliber needs to be lead and guided by God.

PRAYER:  Lord please help us to spend regular time with you so that we can be the woman/wife who You want us to be.  Please make us and our daughters prudent.  Bless our sons to seek You for a prudent wife and our husbands to appreciate the prudent wife.   Amen!

Until next week . . .

 

Carolyn

 

ps Feel free to join me this evening (Wednesday evening) on Periscope to discuss the Prudent Woman/Wife.  Periscope on Mon, Wed and Fri around 6 or 7. @CarolynTatem

 

 

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