Originally Posted: November 6th, 2011
Psalm 5:1-3,7,12 (NAS) Blessings of a Righteous Bride
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for to YOU I pray. In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer in You and eagerly watch…but as for me, by Your abundant loving-kindness I will enter Your house, at Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You…For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield.
Although not a command, it is good for us to come to the Bible in the morning. It reminds us that it is through His strength alone that we can be the wife – the helper-mate to our man. It is His loving-kindness that empowers us to “fit” into his ways.
The “teacup” represents an icon of who we are as a woman. It illustrates our appearance, personality, character, and community. We are not a mug to carry the heavy burdens of answering for the well-being of a household, but a specially- created, unique, different-than-any-other-vessel china teacup, given to our man to support and encourage him through our gentle and caring ways. “Fitting” into his ways becomes a joy and the home runs more smoothly when we are willing to do our work heartily as unto the Lord.
Ephesians 4:29 reminds us to let our words be edifying…always!
I ask myself:
- Am I willing to apply Ephesians 4:29 to my life with my husband today?
- Am I willing to seek God today in being a wife fitting for my own husband? 1 Peter 3:1,5,6; Titus 2:5; Colossians 3:18; Ephesians 5:22,24,33b. I am glad that each of these passages says to fit into my own husband’s ways.
- Marriage is “Joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
God is good! Nahum 1:7