Proverbs 31:11

Proverbs 31:11

CEV: Her husband depends on her and she never lets him down.
AMP: The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely so that he has no lack of honest gain or need of dishonest spoil.
MSG: Her husband trusts her without reserve and never has reason to regret it.

This lady’s husband is able to go off to work each day knowing that she is carefully managing things at home.  He doesn’t have to fear that while he is gone, she will spend everything he makes.  She values what he is doing, and while he is busy at making money to pay the bills, she is busy seeing that he has what he needs.  She will run errands for him, see that his laundry is done, and have a hot meal ready for him when he gets home.  There are a whole host of other not-so-glorious tasks that she will tend to while he is gone, and she chooses to do this joyfully. 

This lady realizes that she is the only one called to serve her husband in this manner.  She sees it as part of her ministry, and that is partly why she chooses to do her tasks joyfully.  She knows that by serving her husband with a joyful heart, she is ultimately serving her Lord.  Her husband depends on her, and she doesn’t let him down because she knows that a virtuous woman is to be faithful in the most mundane tasks.  She knows that she will receive a reward for this.  She may not know when the reward will come, or what the reward will be, but she is faithful, choosing to walk by faith and not by sight.  The fact that her husband trusts in her and has confidence in her gives her a joyful heart.  Next to serving Jesus, serving her husband is her highest honor of the day. 

One thing I do to serve my husband is by helping him pack when he is getting ready to go out of town. I do this often while he is still working on other things, so that when he comes home, he sees that one item on his list is at least partially done.  Sometimes I will even bake his favorite cookies to send with him.  Other times, I will wait and bake them on the day he is coming home.

Funny thing:  As I sat writing this devotion, my hubby called me ‘Proverbs Mama!’  What a compliment!

OK, ladies, what ministry are you going to do today for your hubby?  Get to it, and do it JOYFULLY!
© 2004, Stacy R. Miller



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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. girlwithadragonflytattoo
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 08:17:16

    Love this! Thank you for another great post. 🙂 It’s good to be good to our husbands.


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