Monday, May 28, 2012

Proverbs 21: When he messes up

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that you spent time searching your heart to see if you are truly being the helpmate to your husband that you were created to be. There was one thing that I didn't put on the list on Friday because I wanted to save it for a day all in its own.

When your husband sins, reprove him privately and gently, always giving him hope and pointing him to the Lord.--quoted from AProverbsWife.com


The most interesting thing about the quote above is that when the author was writing ideas on how to be a better wife, she asked her husband for his input; and his input is what I quoted above. While we have studied twice in this chapter alone that our husbands do not want to be nagged, this quote is proof that they do want us to help them.

This chapter of Proverbs (as do all chapters) touch on a few sins such as lying, (vs 6 and 28); keeping our mouths shut (vs 23); not being kind to the poor (vs 13, 26); not being frugal (vs 20); laziness (vs 25) and not listening to instruction (vs 11).

We need to approach today's study very very cautiously. If you aren't careful you can get carried away thinking about your husband's transgressions. Just remember that plank in your own eye! (Matthew 7:3). On the other hand, you know where your husband struggles. You know what tempts him, what trips him, what makes life not so easy for him.

I encourage you, open your hearts in HUMBLE prayer for your husband today. Pray for areas in which he is struggling and ask God to reveal to you how you can help your husband get past these temptations.

Today's do for your husband idea: Give him a back, foot or sinus/head massage.

2 comments:

Belinda said...

Owwww Owwww Owwww!!!!! One thing my husband does jumps to my mind with this. He knows it's wrong, I know it's wrong, but haranguing him about it doesn't help. I think I need to just do what's right in the situation, and stop trying to point out how he's wrong. Doesn't help at all!!

Wow! I needed this!!!

Snoodles said...

You hit the nail here, Tonya, when you stressed that we must ask in humble prayer, for guidance in how to best help him. Thank you for a very good post!