Her Again?

From the devotions of Malinda Edgell:

Some of you may dread tax day in April.  Folks required to work retail dread Black Friday.  Customer service employees nation-wide dread working their counter the day after Christmas.

  Me?  I dread the day each year when I’m expected to read about her–the Proverbs 31 woman.

  Ugggh.

  Today I’ve decided to focus less on the Super Woman of the Bible and more on the mother wanting to provide her son with the most detailed list possible for a future mate…King Lemuel’s mother.

  I’m no Bible scholar, but I’m just guessing she wasn’t anyone different than you or I.  She wanted the best for her child.  She wanted to give advice that would make her son’s life easier, happier and less stressed.  She wanted to make sure her son repeated no mistakes she, or her friends, had made.

  Down deep, I’m pretty sure of this, she wanted more for her son than she was herself.  Someone better, smarter, more productive, more business savvy, more generous, more frugal, more supportive, more–well, just more, than what she was!

  Hence, the Proverbs 31 gal.

  To King Lemuel’s mother, I can relate.  I set much higher aspirations for my son’s future mate than a replica of me.  I desire that he marry and spend the rest of his life with someone more lovely, inside and out, than his father picked.

  Nope, I’ll never be the Proverbs 31 woman, but I can pray my daughter-in-law wil be!

Reflections by Christi:

What about you, bride?  Are you the type of woman your mother-in-law can be proud of?  Will she be delighted to introduce you to her friends?  Will she brag on all the things you have accomplished or how kind and generous you are?  If you are not, then today is YOUR day to start becoming the Proverbs 31 gal.

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