Stay at Home Slugs Part Six.

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This is the last installment on this particular subject:

Proverbs 31:10-12  “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

“This description of the virtuous woman is designed to show what wives the women should make and what wives the men should choose…” – Matthew Henry {1662-1714}

I want to begin this blog with what some may consider an unusual word.

Pride.

One of the things that made this woman a virtuous woman was pride.

Not that she was proud but that she took pride on how she lived and what she did.

You will notice this throughout this passage of scripture.

She took pride in the food she prepared, the meals she prepared for her family. {vs. 14-15}

Many women today do not even know how to prepare a meal.

She took pride in her work. She rose up early and she worked late into the night. She worked hard to provide for her family. {vs.15, 18, 27}

Many ladies today read and text and surf…they do anything but work.

They are lazy compared to this virtuous woman.

She took pride in her ability to add to the family income. {vs.18}

She was a businesswoman, an entrepreneur.

She seemed to be a woman who could run a couple of businesses and still keep the house clean and take care of her families needs. {vs. 16, 24}

This also by the way gave her the ability to give to those who were less fortunate. {vs. 20}

From what I have seen lately there are more than a few ladies who boast about being “stay at home moms” whose family would be better off if they took a job instead and with the extra income hired a housekeeper. {sic}

She took pride in her home. {vs. 22, 27}

Her house didn’t look like a tornado just came through.

Her husband was not embarrassed when someone stopped by.

Dirty dishes weren’t stacked up in the kitchen and the house was clean.

She took pride in decorating her house and making it a pleasant place to live and visit.

When this is mentioned today the “stay at home slugs” just roll their eyes because they “don’t have time to clean the house…they are too busy”. {Doing what pray-tell?} Then they proceed to blame it all on little Oswald and Esmeralda. Maybe she is teaching little Oswald and Esmeralda to be as lazy and a big slob like she is.

She also took pride in the way she and her family were dressed. {vs.19, 21-22}

Her kids didn’t look like they were dressed out of the “rag bag”.

They didn’t show up looking like something that just fell off of a dump truck.

Their clothes didn’t look like they dug them back out of the dirty clothes.

I guess its the latest trend among some to see how sloppy and slouchy  you and your kids can look ?

{no sob stories please… My wife  has always managed to make sure our family looked clean and neat most often times with clothes from the thrift store or yard sales}

I suppose the “stay at home slug”somehow thinks it is a badge of honor to live in a pigsty.

Gods Word has nothing but good to say about this woman in Proverbs 31.

She is a role model for every Christian lady.

She is a pattern.

Read the last part of the chapter…

Proverbs 31:25-31

“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

May God help our Christian ladies to aspire to this woman’s diligent, hardworking example.

Brother Shawn

 

 

 

 

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