Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She will not hinder him but help him all her life.
Rubies, what a beautiful description of a woman after God's heart. A woman that is a virtuous and capable wife, her husband trusts her completely and she enriches his life. In fact, she's so great that she never hinders him-ever- only helps him all her life.
A ruby, how lovely. Oh how I long to resemble those qualities.
But instead of looking like a ruby ring...
I spend most of my days...
Looking like this ring...
...a mood ring.
I'm sure you heard about the woman whose husband bought her a mood ring so that he could monitor her moods. He discovered that when she's in a good mood, it turns blue. But when she's bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his forehead.
But seriously, I struggle with my moods and emotions. Somedays it's a challenge to find my own happy place, let alone enrich his life!
It's days like that this verse comes into play:
9 Love must be sincere.
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Yes, it can be a struggle to keep our moods in check, but choosing to honor our husband above ourselves is something that will benefit our marriages. When we obey God's Word, He will lift us up and then we will be like the woman that is more precious than rubies.
No, I don't think that a ruby is the stone I most resemble...but I'm working on it!
I'm praying for our marriages!