She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12
Perhaps this verse is new to you, or perhaps youâve heard faithful men of God preach it many times. However, a dear sister in the Lord, Cece Garner, gave me quite the convicting eye openener when she told me what the Lord showed her one day during her personal devotions.
First, let me cover a few others points:
1. What the verse does NOT say:
God did not say:
âShe will do him good and not evil all the days of
Perhaps your husband will die before you do; however, the verse clearly says this does not clear you of your responsibility.
2. What the verse clearly says:
âShe will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.â?
God clearly said âher life.â? That in itself is quite a thing to live up to. That means, if your husband dies, you are still to honour and respect him and âdo him good and not evil all the days of YOUR life!â?
3. What added responsibility this gives us as mothers:
This is the point that the Lord showed Cece. Letâs read it again: â She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.â?
ââ¦.all the days of her life.â? ââ¦.all the days of her life.â? God did not say: âAll the days of her married life.â? He said ââ¦all the days of her life.â? That means âeven before she gets married!â? Think about this! If you have a daughter, or perhaps you are unmarried now, as a mother, you have the responsibility to raise up your children to follow Godâs will for their lives. Now here, especially in reference to daughter(s), we are given a very sobering task: to bring them up, and teach them to do their potential husband âgood and not evil all the days of her life.â?
Doing this potential husband âgood and not evilâ? starts at birth! ââ¦all the days of her lifeâ?. Iâm not adding to Godâs precious Word here! God is very clear ââ¦all the days of her life.â? If we are truly Bible believers, that starts at conception. Have we done al that God expects of us hereâ¦.
I have failed many times in this high calling. How I treat my children or my husband, will have a direct bearing on how they treat their husbands.
Working with Proverbs 31, 1Peter 3:1-6, Titus 2:3-5, hereâs some points to ponder on aspects of training and teaching our daughters to do this high calling.
Giving their husbands the good gifts of:
1.Â Purity, virtuousness â Have I taught my girls the importance of being pure?
2.Â Trustworthiness –
3.Â Financial wisdom (thriftiness) â
4.Â Concern for her householdâs well being â
5.Â Honourable -Â are our daughters honouring their husbands even now?
6.Â Hard worker â
7.Â Submissiv, respectful, reverential wife â 1Peter 3:1-6
8.Â Not vain –
9.Â Meek and quiet spirit â
10. Helpmeet â
11. Holy behaviour
12. Truthful (not false accusers)
13. Sober in thoughts and actions
14. Teachers of good things
17. Keepers at home
19. Obedient to their own husbands
20. Focused on not having the word of God be not blasphemed by their disobedience and unwillingness to follow Godâs plan.
September 29, 2006