A Nice Christian Lady

A couple of weeks ago, I started the juggling class at the library again.  I was also having fits with my car’s starter.  A tow truck guy showed me how to tap the starter until I got it fixed.  I was waiting to take it to the mechanic on Wednesday as that is usually his slowest day.

After the class, I couldn’t get my car started, even after tapping the starter with a hammer.  There is a new security guard at the library and I asked him if he could help.  He tapped the right place on the starter!  I was about 5 inches too far to the left.

He asked me if I was single.  Yes.  He said he was too.  Then he said he was looking for a nice Christian Lady.

Um.  I told him he would have to ask my friends. ( I won’t admit to it.  I try but I know I’m not even close)

I said thank you but I’m not ready to date and told him that Gpa had recently passed away.

After I got home I thought, “Of course he’s looking for a nice Christian lady.  Who wouldn’t?  The Proverbs 31 woman is a dynamo.  She does it all.”  I don’t think I’ve ever done even half of what she does.

I’d like to have someone in my life that did all that!

But where is the Proverbs 32 man?  The standard for men to live up to???

 

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  • catterel  On April 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Let me know if you find him – he might just have a twin brother 😀

  • Kim  On April 16, 2013 at 3:43 am

    There is such a tremendous amount of pressure on Christian women and women in general to perform and measure up. On the flip side, Christian men are only admonished to do about 3 things: provide, be in charge and love. I understand that those 3 things amount to a tremendous amount of responsibility for men, but Solomon also described the Man of Noble Character. However, that description is rarely taught as a standard or checklist for men to perform or measure up to.

    Solomon wrote and/or collected Proverbs and passed that wisdom along to his son(s). He was a well rounded teacher. He taught his son(s) about the disadvantages of being foolish. He admonished his son(s) to exercise wisdom. Then, at the end of Proverbs, he made sure his son(s) understood the description and value of a virtuous wife. In most Christian circles, males are taught to recognize and expect a virtuous wife. Solomon was a very well rounded and thorough teacher. He addressed the responsibilities of BOTH MEN and WOMEN, yet the Christian community often fails to follow Solomon’s teaching example and address both sides. Far too many Christians have become comfortable and satisfied ONLY studying the description of the virtuous wife while OMITTING the rest of Proverbs and the valuable descriptions and lessons it has to offer.

    Man of Noble Character found scattered throughout Proverbs

    A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. Pr 1:5
    Reprove a wise man and he will love you. Pr 9:8
    Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. Pr 9:9
    …a man of understanding holds his peace. Pro11:12
    The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. Pr 11:25
    A good man will obtain favor from the LORD. Pr 12:2
    A wise man is he who listens to counsel. Pr 12:15
    A prudent man overlooks an insult. Pr 12:16
    A righteous man hates falsehood… Pr 13:5
    Every prudent man acts with knowledge. Pr 13:16
    He who walks with wise men will be wise. Pr 13:20
    A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. Pr 13:22
    The sensible man considers his steps. Pr 14:15
    A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil. Pr 14:16
    He who is slow to anger has great understanding. Pr 14:29
    A man of understanding walks straight. Pr 15:21
    …he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Pr 17:27.
    What is desirable in a man is his kindness. Pr 19:22
    House and riches are the inheritance of fathers Pr 19:14
    A righteous man who walks in his integrity– How blessed are his sons after him. Pr 20:7
    A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust. Pr 21:22
    A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself… Pr 22:3, 27:12
    A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. Pr 24:5
    For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity. Pr 24:16
    A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished. Pr 28:20
    A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. Pr 29:11

    Note: Older translations of the Bible use the words man or he in these verses, but newer translations may use the word person in these verses.

    Many of the attributes used to describe the Pr 31 woman apply to men as well. Case in point, a virtuous wife will do her husband “good.” As believers, men and women are admonished to “do good” to our enemies (Lu 6:27, 35). Hebrews 13:16 is another example where Christians are admonished to “do good” and to share with others. The virtuous woman is hard working and not idle. Apostle Paul proclaimed the value of hard work and sternly warned men (and women) not to be idle (2 Th 3:6-12).
    The virtuous woman’s words are wise and kind. Likewise, Ps 37:30 states that “the mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.” The virtuous woman takes times to care for the poor and needy. As believers, we are all admonished to care for the poor and needy (Ma 25:34-40). The most publicized Proverbs are usually the ones about women and wives. However, Proverbs contains a plethora of wisdom and knowledge vital to the entire body of Christ – not just women and/or wives. The Bible describes the Man and Woman of Noble Character, and Both descriptions are important!!!

    • nothousebound  On April 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you for these scriptures. I was talking to someone about Proverbs and that wisdom and folly both say the same thing in the streets. “This is the way to go” One must be discerning to not follow the ways of folly.

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