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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

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I. EXORDIUM:

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:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

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.

IV. TEXT:

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.

V. THESIS:

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.

VI. TITLE:

Retain honor and riches

VII. EXPLICATION:

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:

1. graciousness

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

5. maintain

6. retain

7. stay

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.


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