When Queen Sheeba heard the fame of Solomon’s wisdom she said to herself, “seeing is believing”. One of the things that convinced her of Solomon’s wisdom was how the palace was kept in order as well as the apparel of all who were in Solomon’s palace (1 Kings 10:1-5). The virtuous woman lives a life of EXCELLENCE.
Appearance communicates volumes of words. Let your home read excellence. “She makes tapestry for herself; her clothing is linen and purple” (Proverbs 31:22). Amplified version puts it this way “she makes for herself coverlets, cushions and rags of tapestry. Her clothing is linen, pure and fine and purple (wool)”. The home of the virtuous woman radiates with EXCELLENCE and her family is clothed in excellence.
Although wealth will make excellence easily achievable, ensuring excellence is possible to all. Keep the home neat, patch up the torn curtains, let the children wear neat clothes, no shabby dressing, no unkempt hair, etc.
Whiles working on the physical excellence do not leave out spiritual excellence. Let righteousness and the fear of the Lord clothe your family. Teach Christ in your home that the garment of Christ might clothe everyone.
Proverbs 31:21 “She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is clothed with scarlet”.
Snow, just like Harmattan, is part of nature, a season bound to happen within the year. What is left to do is prepare very well to face it head-on. What the virtuous woman does is sew scarlet way ahead of time for each member of her home, so as to be at peace knowing that her home shall be warm whenever the snow falls.
A conspicuous lesson from this is: As the days go by certain situations/ circumstances/ events (like failure, disappointment, difficulties) are inevitable. What you should do, as a virtuous wife, is to prepare the “scarlet” today for such inevitable situation tomorrow. Weave the scarlet with encouraging words, hopeful words and words of motivation. Share your life experiences with your children, bring out the lessons from that movies you are watching, discuss various scenarios. This will equip the people in your home to face the issues of life with wisdom and maturity. They will become immovable, unshakeable, and unbreakable.
So when her son trails an exam (God forbid), or her daughter goes to college and is far away from home, or her husband is heavily disappointed by friends, she is not stressed over the possibility that any will commit suicide or take any other negative action. For she is confident that her family can face any situation wisely: true overcomers.
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