Friday, February 29, 2008

Verse 29

"Many women do noble things but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29 (NIV)

What are "noble things?" I've spent just a short time pondering that tonight and I have to wonder if noble is something more simple than most of us imagine. We like to think that noble is something grand and on a large scale, showy and making us look like great leaders, or something like that.

As always, God's definitions are usually not man's. I figure that taking care of children, giving them love and attention tops the list, as do taking meals to the sick and elderly, volunteering at the local food bank, encouraging a brother or sister, studying God's Word so that you're able to instruct others in the faith, keeping a clean house so your family won't get sick or even be embarrassed when company calls, etc.

I don't think it means making tons of money at the expense of alienating your friends and family, becoming a famous movie star or rock singer and forgetting your first Love (Jesus), being a gossip who tears others down rather than encourages and builds them up (edify), etc.

God honors those who honor Him. He calls them blessed.

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