25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26
“Strength and dignity are her clothing” is making me think this morning. Does God want us to be careful who we show our weaknesses to? Maybe transparency isn’t wise when we are surrounded by enemies. Maybe we need to earn respect before people will be willing to listen to how God is working on our weaknesses. A husband doesn’t want a wife who goes around showing her weakness, even if it makes God’s power shine. The verse says strength and dignity are her clothing. Maybe it is in God’s best interest if we are private with our hurts. I think this might be in our husbands’ best interest also, therefore; the most loving thing to do for both God and husband is to dress with both strength and dignity and carefully share with a chosen few.
This seems to conflict with the idea of shouting from the rooftops the good work that Christ has done in me. How can we show God’s good work without showing our weakness? Is this an area where we must put our husbands above our ministry? Is this what it means to be a wife?
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