Prov 31 Woman Book: Chapter 2

Ch 2 is about “Her husband has full trust in her.” It’s a good chapter. She talk about not being flaky, not making stupid mistakes, etc. Not paying bills late, stuff like that – because when you do stuff like that regularly, it’s hard for your husband to have confidence in you.

Most particular for me are these points:

– H Norman Wright quote “You can depend on the one you trust…you can count on that person to back you and to praise you, not only in your presence, but also when you are not there.”

– “Men deeply fear being considered inadequate, especially by their wives. They desperately want to be thought of as capable, strong. In the workplace, they’re constantly struggling to prove their adequacy. So when a man has one person whom he can trust to be on his side, to keep his secrets, to meet his needs, to be his catcher, he finds security.”

Yikes.

The first step, she says, is to fully trust that God is my catcher.

1. Think of someone you trust, what traits make this person trustworthy?  This person has never told others things about  me that should remain confidential. This person is honest with me. This person doesn’t ever ridicule me, but is able to disagree with me without being mean or hurtful.

2. Look up Trustworthy and Faithful in a dictionary and in the Bible. Describe a faithful, trustworthy woman. List areas of your life you’d like to demonstrate faithfulness.

Trustworthy: deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
Faithful:
1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
2. true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.
3. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
6. Obsolete. full of faith; believing.

I am not going to list all the places these words appear in the Bible.

A faithful, trustworthy woman would be one who is honest, keeps secrets, performs her duties without fail, and who others turn to when they need to know something will be handled correctly.

Areas of my life I’d like to demonstrate faithfulness: I could probably stand to be a bit more “steady in allegiance” with my husband. I’d like to demonstrate more faithfulness in peforming my duties at home.

3. What does the Bible say about Faithfulness in the verses she lists in the book, and to what is it closely tied?

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Do not those who plot evil go astray?  But those who plan what is good find [a] love and faithfulness.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Obviously, it’s closely tied to Love.

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