There is so much wisdom to be found in the book of Proverbs. One I’ve pondered often is, “Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good” (Proverbs 14:22). Sharing his insights into this verse, a visiting preacher at my church pointed to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader who masterminded the murder of six million Jews. He noted that Hitler “devised evil,” that he planned evil, as meticulously as a bride plans her wedding.
So, how do you become a Godly wife?
A Good Wife Plans Good You and I can choose to plan for good or plan for evil, but as God’s beautiful women we are called to do good! So, make it your goal to set sail every day on a course of doing good toward your husband all day long.
Practice Your Plan Don’t be content with merely planning to do good. Follow through on those good intentions! Put your plan to work. I read somewhere once that a goal without a plan is just a hope without priority. When we write things down and place intention behind our goals, that's when we enable our selves to act on carrying them out.
Put the Plan in Place
If you need help with putting a plan in place, the book of Proverbs can help with that too. The last chapter of Proverbs begins with a young prince learning from his mother what should characterize his reign as a godly king. This godly and wise mother gave him a description of the kind of wife he should look for. She asked, “Who can find a virtuous wife?” This mother points out that such a woman is rare but explains how finding such a woman is worth both the time and effort it takes.
God clearly gave us a plan in these verses. Every part of our life can easily be mapped out by utilizing this as inspiration:
Dear Lord, I’m relying on Your grace to show goodness to my husband—and then to others—as I go about my day. Thank You for Your Word and Your Spirit that guide me. Amen.
In Beautiful in God’s Eyes, Elizabeth George guides women through the popular Bible verses in Proverbs 31 to show how God defines beauty and reveals His plan for a woman’s success.
What characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman do you see in yourself?
God says, "A woman who fears the Lord shall be praised!"
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