January 10, Daily Devotional.... GIVE TO YOUR MARRIAGE A 100%



Devotional Reading for the year
January 10
 

GIVE TO YOUR MARRIAGE A 100%

Proverbs 31:18 [Enterprising:]
“She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.”
She not only gets up early (vs. 15) but here we find her working late.
She proves the adage, “Man’s work is from sun to sun but a woman’s work is never done.”

Approaching marriage as a 50/50 proposition will not work - each individual will be careful not to give more than 50%, and watch to be sure the other individual is doing his / her part. This will lead to an attitude of selfishness, instead of selflessness.

WE MUST DETERMINE TO GIVE 100%


She knew not only the necessity of hard work, but the joy of accomplishment as well.
She was able to think independently and able to make accurate judgments.
She could look honestly at her work and know that it was “good.” (Another example of this is Dorcas in Acts 9:36)
she knew she had done her best because she gave each task all she had.
These days, many women are dissatisfied with their lives and their work; this is also a time when quality craftsmanship is difficult to find. When you do find it, it is often in something made years ago.
If we do not already possess abilities in these areas, might it not be a good idea to learn, and to teach them to our daughters and other young women? Too often, these skills belong only to older generations.

Quality workmanship is held in high esteem by the Lord. This is clear when Scripture refers to the temple workers in Exodus.

God created us in His image; so we naturally have a love for beauty and hunger for creativity.
Not all have the same abilities, but all have SOME ability to work with their hands, minds and time.
Fulfillment is not to be found in getting more FROM your work, but in giving more TO your work. 
Ecclesiastes 9:10

a plan-ahead philosophy is revealed in this verse: staying up after others have gone to bed or getting up before they do (vs. 15) Without advance planning and preparation, rushing into a day can be overwhelming.



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