Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Value of Women

Scripture: Proverbs 31v10-31.


King Solomon was a wise man and he studied the women around him over many years to make these lovely observations known.

How wonderful when a woman has her children call her blessed and her husband praises her. I met a Christian woman this weekend who adopted a daughter nearly 20 years ago.  Her teenage years created a war zone in the family and they sadly had to send this girl to live elsewhere. They never stopped praying and recently have seen wonderful fruit in their daughter. Her love for her mother has fully blossomed and all the years of pain are over. Our Father hears every prayer.

How delighted Jesus would be if we would see women as precious and valuable in His eyes and ours. In many parts of this world women have very poor quality of life and are mistreated.

This passage in Proverbs extols the blessings of virtuous women. They work diligently to make their lives productive. They are generous to the needy. Their spiritual clothing is strength and honour and their husbands can safely trust them. Virtuous women are full of kindness and wisdom. They are role models to their daughters and a blessing to their sons. 

Let us look at women near and far with fresh opinion and stop all undermining of them. That is the devil's plan - to destroy their personalities and souls; to oppress them  and cause harm. Let us turn his world upside down by changing the way we treat other people. Let's start by respecting women and upholding them for God's richest blessings.

Prayer: Father God You created women to be a helper to men but You expected them to be loved and cherished by those men. Help us to be kind and compassionate towards women and value them as You do. In Jesus' name. Amen.