j0387501God’s Word –  He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. Proverbs 19:8

Proverbs 19 The Prudent Wife

Heavenly Father,
You are our strength when we are weak… You guard us under the shadow of your wing, We sing praises to your name.  We will lift your name on high.  You have magnified your word higher than your name.  Your ways are higher Father, your word does not return voided.  Thank you for loving us so much that you gave your Son to die on the cross at Calvary.  We will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, We will lift up our soul. Your daughters will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to us? …We will walk in our house with blameless heart. We will speak the truth in love; and forgive those who sin against us.  Your daughters will desire to get wisdom though it may cost all that we have; your word states He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.  We will desire to prosper through your understanding in the counsel of your word.  Lord you state in your word that a false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.  Your daughters will speak truth and not pour out lies.  It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury— how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! Your daughters will seek wisdom, a woman’s wisdom gives her patience; it is to her glory to overlook an offense.   A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.  Thank you for your mercy, grace and favor.  Father we seek the counsel of your word in guiding our children in the ways they should go so that when they grow older they will not depart from you  word of truth.  A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.  Your daughter will honor and respect their spouses and submit and commit all things to you so that we not be a quarrelsome wife like a constant dripping.  The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is of great worth in your sight Lord. Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. Your daughters will seek peace and pursue it; be content with all that you have blessed our lives with.  Your daughters will display good judgment and restraint especially in our conduct and communication toward our husbands.  Thank you for your guidance and direction through the word of truth that has been spoken to us by you.  Thank you for your redeeming grace that sanctifies us daily.    In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• Wisdom gives us patience
• It is to our glory to overlook an offense
• A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping
• A prudent wife is from the Lord