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Summary: 6 of ? The writer of Proverbs detailed a successful marriage from the standpoint of a competent wife. A wife’s competence completes a successful marriage. Who is a competent wife? A competent wife/woman...

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A COMPETENT WIFE-part 6—Proverbs 31:10-31

Attention:

Competence is something needed in all areas of life.

Every grade school, collegiate or professional sport demands competence.

Fishing—Every successful tournament demands competence on the part of the fishermen/women.

Boat Pilots—Every successful sea captain must exhibit competence in piloting skills in order to accomplish the task consistently & meaningfully.

The writer of Proverbs detailed a successful marriage from the standpoint of a competent wife.

A wife’s competence completes a successful marriage.

Who is a competent wife?

What makes/characterizes a competent wife?

Competent—1)“Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully; 2)Efficient & capable.

*There is no higher calling for a wife/woman than to be ‘competent’ in Christ Jesus!

We have found previously that

A competent wife/woman Competently...

1. Is RARE & PRECIOUS(:10)

2. COMMITS(:11-12)

3. PROVIDES(:13-15)

4. PREMEDITATES(:16)

5. Is STRONG(:17)

6. Is INVOLVED(:18-19)

7. Is COMPASSIONATE & GENEROUS(:20)

8. CLOTHES(:21-22)

9. MARRIES(:23)

10—A competent wife/woman...

Competently NETWORKS(:24)

Explanation:(:24)

:24—“She makes linen garments & sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.”

The virtuous woman/wife indeed fashions(“makes”) “garments” of “linen” not only for her family, but selling the excess for a profit!

She specifically provides or makes & sells(implied) girders/belts for those merchants whom she has contact with thru her trading. She has a network of people thru whom she sells her wares.

:14—“She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.”

:16—“She considers a field & buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.”

:20—“She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.”

:23—“Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.”

Hers is NOT a network selfishly maintained as some businessmen maintain their contact list!...Who join churches & civic clubs just to increase their profits. What this woman does is put opportunity to use among those she knows closely & distantly who hold something in common...need & supply.

“Makes”(See :22)—hse aw-saw'—Qal Perfect—1) To do, fashion, accomplish, make. Strong—a primitive root; To do or make, in the broadest sense & widest application.

“Linen garments”(See :22—vv)—Nydo saw-deeyn'—1) Linen wrapper—1a) Rectangular piece of fine linen worn as outer, or at night, as a sole garment. Strong—from an unused root meaning to envelop; A wrapper, i.e. Shirt. Used 4X.

“Sells”—rkm maw-kar’—Qal Imperfect—1) To sell. Strong—a primitive root; To sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively--To surrender.


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