It also helps students to know what to focus on; what to improve; what to give their time to studying.
As a wife, trying to live out the great mission of our role, we need to consider God's rubric for women.
- Genesis 2:18-25 tells us God's original purpose for the creation of Eve: to be a helper fit for Adam.
- Proverbs 31:10-31 pictures for us a woman who lavishly fulfilled her role of a helper for her husband.
- I Timothy 2:9-10 reminds us that our primary attractiveness should come from our "good works."
- I Timothy 5:10 lists some of those good works.
- Titus 2:3-5 commands older women to mentor younger women in God's rubric for their marriages.
- Ephesians 5:22-33 explains that marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. Therefore, a husband must unselfishly, unconditionally love his wife. Wives are to unconditionally respond to their husbands with reverence and submission.
- I Peter 3:1-6 gives advice specifically to wives married to unbelieving husbands.
Here are some questions for wives to ask as we read the Word of God:
- What are God's priorities for my life?
- How does God want me to treat my husband?
- How does God expect me to balance all of my responsibilities?
- What character qualities does God want my life to exhibit?
- How do I become the woman God wants me to be?
You and I can be wives with a mission. A mission to lavishly fulfill our role in life. A mission to complete our husband, not compete with him. A mission to love and respect our husband, to bring him good all the days of our lives, and to pray for him daily as he fulfills his own role in life.
Live with a mission!