Summary: To show that it needs a tandem or partnership of wife and husband to retain riches and honor , a partnership with the LORD. An Encouragement for the singles to get GOD's will and also for the married to partner with the LORD. To build a love triangle fami
Are your partner in this life, a partner of the LORD?
1 Corinthians 15:33 (New King James Version)
15:33 Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that it needs a tandem or partnership of wife and husband to retain riches and honor , a partnership with the LORD. An Encouragement for the singles to get GOD's will and also for the married to partner with the LORD. To build a love triangle family - where the LORD JESUS is Head, and the wife and husband is on left and right.
Proverbs 11:16 (Amplified Bible)
11:16 A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.
For the husband:
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for I live in fear of You and my gracious wife keeps our honor. If I can't do it as a strong man, the Stronger Man will take care of it.
For the wife:
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for I live by Your grace and my GOD-fearing husband keeps our riches.
Retain honor and riches
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.
B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give moral instruction
D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Good reference manual for wife and husband. The duty of the wife is to retain honor, while the duty of the husband is to retain riches.
A. Woman retains honor
"A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband],"
Gracious or "chen" in Hebrew means:
2. kindness, favor, beauty
3. favor, grace, pleasant, precious, well-favored
Retaineth or "tamak" in Hebrew means:
1. to sustain
2. keep fast
3. follow close
4. hold up
Retain (Webster Dictionary) - To hold or keep in possession; not to lose or part with or dismiss.
Proverbs 31:30-31 (Amplified Bible)
31:30 Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!
31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!
Some Gracious women in the bible:
1. Abigail, wife of King David
1 Samuel 25:32-33 (Amplified Bible)
25:32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, Who sent you this day to meet me.
25:33 And blessed be your discretion and advice, and blessed be you who have kept me today from bloodguiltiness and from avenging myself with my own hand.
2. Queen Esther
Esther 9:25 (Amplified Bible)
9:25 But when Esther brought the matter before the king, he commanded in writing that Haman’s wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
3. Mary, sister of Martha and Lazarus
Matthew 26:13 (Amplified Bible)
26:13 Truly I tell you, wherever this good news (the Gospel) is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will be told also, in memory of her.
Luke 10:42 (Amplified Bible)
10:42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.
Acts 9:39 (Amplified Bible)
9:39 So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.
5. Poor widow
Luke 21:2-4 (Amplified Bible)
21:2 And He saw also a poor widow putting in two mites (copper coins).
21:3 And He said, Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them;
21:4 For they all gave out of their abundance (their surplus); but she has contributed out of her lack and her want, putting in all that she had on which to live.
Acts 16:14-15 (Amplified Bible)
16:14 One of those who listened to us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in fabrics dyed in purple. She was [already] a worshiper of God, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
16:15 And when she was baptized along with her household, she earnestly entreated us, saying, If in your opinion I am one really convinced [that Jesus is the Messiah and the Author of salvation] and that I will be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay. And she induced us [to do it].