It’s Day 11 of our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study!
Today, we’re going to dig into Proverbs 31:23:
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
In yesterday’s lesson, we learned being a Proverbs 31 Woman means being prepared for the different seasons of life, especially the “winter” season. We also talked a bit about modesty and dressing in a way that reflects the focus of your heart. You can get caught up with yesterday’s lesson here!
Today’s video lesson we will look at how our character and virtue impact our husbands. We’ll also take a deep dive into the whole “pride thing” among men and why that’s so important.
I’d like to invite you to pray with us! Today’s lesson pairs perfectly with our Proverbs 31 Woman Prayer & Affirmation Challenge. Join us in touching the heart of God with our prayers!
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Let me ask you this. . .
Have you ever considered the impact you can have on your husband? Imagine for just a moment the respect you can bring to your husband because of YOUR Godly character!
Tune in today’s video lesson and learn more! 🙂
Bible Study Notes
- Your character and virtue can have a HUGE impact on your husband and his life!
- Men are wired with their pride, dignity, and honor at the core of their being. It’s important to keep this in mind, as you work on being his good thing!
- Respect is KEY! If you say you love your husband, then respect him. As you respect him, others will see this and follow suit.
- I’m also sharing a few of my favorite Bible Study Resources!
- My favorite bible.
- Highlighters & Pens especially for Bible Studies (you’ll love these!)
- Strong’s Concordance (never study your bible without this!)
- Halley’s Bible Handbook
- You can take a look at the whole list here!
- Here is a video explaining how I use some of these resources and why they are my favorites!
Now Keep Reading!
Why did the scripture suddenly start talking about her husband?
This part threw me for a loop. Up until this point, we have been talking about the character traits of the Proverbs 31 Woman. Then all of a sudden, they mention her husband!
What’s up with that?
Here’s an interesting revelation. . .
This woman’s virtue and character caused her husband to be respected among the other highly respected men in their community.
How POWERFUL is that?!
In other words, your virtue and character has an impact on your husband and his life!
Yes, you want to develop these character traits because it’s good for your soul and grooms you as a Godly woman. However, as a result of this, you will bring respect, dignity, and honor to your husband.
This is one of the ways women are influential in the men in our lives, especially our husbands.
Our good rubs off on them and how others perceive them.
Our bad rubs off on them and how others perceive them.
We have to make a choice in the kind of influence we want to have on their lives.
Good or Bad?
The good will bring goodness to his life, including respect among his peers!
Men are wired to thrive off of pride, dignity, and honor.
One way we can help build and maintain this is to be a wife who is loving, respectful, diligent, and a willing worker.
This is considered honor among men. It says to other men that his house in order, as a result, your husband will be greatly respected for it.
We, also, should not cause any shame or disgrace to our husbands. No man wants to be shamed because of his wife. It’s totally a pride thing and just how God has wired men. They just don’t.
So do your best to live in a such a way that is honorable before God and your husband.
Men also take great pride in their wives!
Because we are “one,” when people see us, they see our husbands, too. It boosts a man’s confidence and pride, when he knows he has a ‘good thing’ in his wife!
So be that good thing!
There’s a confidence in my husband when I’m walking in these virtues and character traits because it speaks to my husband’s character and allows him to maintain his pride and dignity. . . even among other men.
We MUST respect our husbands.
Ephesians 5:33 tells husbands to love their wives and wives to respect their husbands.
Let me tell you something. . .
Respect = LOVE to a man
And there’s no other way around it.
Respect for men is key.
Respect for men is crucial to how God wired them.
A man who does not have respect is almost like a walking zombie. He’d rather you hang him by his toenails, than to disrespect him.
There is nothing worse for a man to not have the respect of his wife and other men in his circle or men he respects.
So, be sure you are respecting your husband and his role a provider, protector, and head of household. It starts with you! If you respect him and others see this, they will have no choice, but to respect him, as well.
Also, check in with your husband regularly to see if his respect tank is full. If it isn’t, then find out how you can adjust and grow in this area.
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I pray today’s lesson blessed you BIG! We have so much more to glean and learn in our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study together!
Be sure to check out the next lesson in The Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study Series! We’re going to talk about becoming that “good thing” to our husbands and why this is so important to him and our marriage.
Today, we looked at how our character and virtue impact our husbands. Ask your husband what you can do to show him more respect. Share a few of his ideas with us! (We can all glean from each other!) I’d love to hear your thoughts! You can chime in, by clicking here!
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