Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1Corinthians 10:31

Saturday, January 9, 2010

HeBrews Moment- first discussion on Proverbs 31:10

We had an excellent turnout this morning and great discussion, thank you ladies for giving up your warm beds to come and clean the church and join us for God's word and fellowship. Hope for those of you who did not get to come and wanted to that you will be able to join us the next Saturday. I thought I would copy the notes onto the blog for those who might be interested, but will have to learn how to do Get them to you soon I hope, Susan

1 comment:

  1. Read Proverbs 31:10-31
    This is to encourage all women to become virtuous women. Emphasizes the ability of the Proverbs 31 woman to center her entire life around her relationship with God, not to define herself by her life situation.
    Virtuous is described as being good, righteous, worthy, honorable, moral, upright, and honest.
    Strong’s Hebrew dictionary defines “chayil” (virtuous) as power or great strength
    Did you ever hear any of these remarks or messages growing up, or even now:
    Lose weight Don’t be a show off
    Assert yourself Never ask for what you want
    Don’t be pushy Speak your mind.
    Be smart Guys won’t like you if you ________
    Don’t be too smart Guys won’t like you unless you_________
    Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
    The ideal woman according to the world is:
    Independent, confident , and self-reliant. Up to date with the latest fashions ( of course all in size 4)And donns a to-die for haircut that screams ”sassy”! Professional, assertive, witty and personable. She can manage a home, career and family. She never complains. She is superwoman! Beauty, brains and a great body!
    God’s idea is different:
    Virtue must first begin in the heart. We desperately need to fill our hearts and minds with God’s real standard to be a virtuous woman.
    You are who you have been becoming.
    Becoming a virtuous woman is a lifelong journey, not a quick fix. So do not get discouraged and give up. Let’s get the right attitude, we are all in this together and God is patient and a loving God of grace and mercy who understands. He doesn’t expect perfection, nor does He expect overnight results. All He asks of us is that we have teachable spirits and receptive hearts.
    Read Matthew 13:1-23
    Father, as You plant within our hearts the knowledge of what it is to be virtuous women, help us not only to be receptive to Your teaching, but responsive as well.