There are many days I don't feel like I am worth much more than an agate to my husband. But then lets look at what this passage meant back in biblical times. In the Jewish culture of that time women were looked at with very low value. They were not trusted to be in charge of any financial decisions. Let alone valued as a prized gem!
In some translations of this passage it is described that she is the value of rubies. Me not being a jewelry girl I took some time researching the value of a fine ruby. Yes I have seen the lists of all the jobs a mom does and how underpaid a stay at home mom is but that's not even close to the price of some of the rubies I looked at. To think I can be of that value to my husband is amazing.
I think back over my 12.5 years of marriage and think of times that I felt like I might live up to being a tiny speck of a jewel but then there are times I felt like nothing more than dust off the fan blade in the living room that should have been cleaned months ago. But then there are times that I feel like God has given me the ability to be the wife my husband looks at and thinks I am a Jewel!
Over the next few weeks I want to dissect the Proverbs 31 Woman for me to know the true value God wants me to have as a wife and to put aside the negative value society puts on a biblical wife. I hope to grow in my ability to be the wife God longs for me to be and that my husband desires of me so come along and walk through Proverbs 31 with me.
MY PRAYER FOR TODAY!
Lord help us wives to come to know the awesome worth you put on us and Lord help us not to feel overwhelmed by the roles you have given us but to feel blessed to serve you and our families as you want us to. Lord I thank you for each person reading this today that you bless their home with your loving arms and peace as we dig deeper into in to the Proverbs 31 woman.
In your son Jesus Christ Truly Truly Amen.