“An Uncommon Woman in Uncommon Times” – The Proverbs 31 Woman – Ladies Bible Study Day 12
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An Uncommon Woman in Uncommon Times
“Lord, what is it that You would have me do with this life you have given me?” A question I have often asked during the days and years of my life. “Where would You have me go?”, “How am I to act or react with this person that You have put before me?”. More questions. God has always been faithful to answer, both positively and negatively (in my opinion), but for Him, it’s all to His glory.
What I do know, is that our actions are to be good, as He has taught us through His word and through His teachers. It is so easy to get caught up in societal morays, especially in America where even the poorest amongst us is wealthy in comparison to the majority of the world, that we forget to consider our ways carefully. We seek to bring honor and glory to ourselves instead of the Lord.
Read Micah 6:8 and fill in the blanks: “He has __________ you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord ____________ of you? To act ___________ and to ________ __________ and to walk ___________ with your God.”
ALL glory goes to God! Let’s continue to consider our walk and our ways as we move on in our study.
21. When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
God is honored in our lives when we recognize that He is the Creator, the Lord and Master of all things - it’s all His business, even snow!
When life throws us curve balls, I believe these are trials set before us for one, two or three reasons; either for building our faith walk bringing us closer to God, for discipline or for sharing the truth/consolation we’ve received. Sometimes the lovely snow can become a slippery sheet of icy sleet when we are doing everything we can in our power to remain standing. Trying to hold on to whatever we believe to be solidly grounded in our world.
However, we need not have any fear because we know that the Lord is in charge. He is our solid ground, the strong Branch that we can hold on to, our Rock!
Read James 1:2-4 and fill in the blanks: “Consider it pure ________, my brothers, whenever you face ___________ of many kinds, because you _________ that the testing of your faith develops __________________. Perseverance _________ ___________ its work so that you may be ___________ and _____________, not lacking in anything.
All in her household are clothed in scarlet. Why scarlet? I asked……and I began to wonder at the significance of this. I remembered in Exodus 35:21, everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments. Every skilled woman (verse 25) spun with her hands and brought what she had spun --- blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen – having used the tolah worm as their source for the dye.
In the cleansing requirements spoken of in Leviticus and Numbers, along with the animal sacrifices, hyssop and cedar wood, scarlet yarn or wool was to be used.
In Joshua 2, Rahab obeyed the Israelite spies and hung a scarlet cord from her window, so that she and her family would be saved through the destruction of Jericho.
The Lord, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for us. Covering us in His blood, scarlet blood! When we have willingly accepted this, we are cleansed of our sins and we are saved from destruction through His blood. We become white as snow in the sight of God.
Wherever we are in life, our walk with the Lord is custom made for ourselves, our husband and children. We are all being made completely mature in God’s timeline. When the Lord is in full charge of our household, each and every person is at a different point in their individual relationship with Him. We need to walk by faith, not by sight. Trust God! Personal Question: Do I fear for my household and/or is my faith in Jesus Christ strong enough to trust Him when trials come? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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