Catching up this morning, and I realize that the proverbs 12:4 verse has now been in this study twice..What does it mean to be Noble? Here’s what the dictionary says
“A wife of noble character is her husbands crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones”
This verse struck me the first time I went through it, and now that it’s there a second time, I’m weeping.
Am I being a wife of noble character? What is my husbands perception of such a wife? Have I asked him? When I become frustrated with him, do I become like decay in his bones? I do.
Although, it seems in the past, the more gentle I become, and more I try to be a calm and gentle spirited wife, the more vulnerable I become to the intensiveness of his personality. It’s like, it hurts more, and wounds deeper.
My whole life I have had to be strong, and independent, and with emotional walls built….how now, shall I begin to allow them to come down. Allow the hurt, so that I can begin to heal!
admirable in dignity of conception, manner of expression, execution, or composition:Just this past Sunday, after Saturdays long day of graduation celebration, I became upset with my husband for not getting to church on time with me. When he showed up after and we were talking with our pastor, I was sure to call him out on it….He was hurt by that, and rightfully so. Really, I was like decay to his bones, and I publicly humiliated him. and why? for selfish reasons even I don’t understand. As we continued through this week, I have also learned that the Proverbs 31 woman is clothed in strength and dignity. I found it no coincidence that when you look up the definition of being Noble, it includes a character of dignity. Dignity:
bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
nobility or elevation of character; worthiness: dignity of sentiments.If I rely on my heavenly Father for my strength, then how can I fail? Remembering to rely on Him is the key here. And allowing myself some grace as well, as I am human. Have you been participating in a Bible study? Is it an online study, or a live study? What seems to be standing out to you? Linking up with Good Morning Girls Week 8 and: