Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Proverbs 31:28 (ESV)
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
You must be bored having been locked in for two weeks now. Emotions and feelings are hard to gauge. Moods are dictated by our environment. Two weeks, long or short, it all depends whom you are with. If you are with people whom you love, respect and admire, two weeks is not enough. Two weeks can be awfully long if you are with people that are critical, nagging, overbearing stubborn, whining and irritating. Unfortunately, we have no place to run!
What about having a fun time as a family game? I like us to honour our mum/wife today. Give your mum or wife a surprise this evening! Be creative! What about letting her be the Queen for the day? Take over all the house chores, cook up a storm and have a celebration in honour of the Queen of the day. While having dinner let us pay homage to her Royal Highness the Queen of the day. Let daddy starts first followed by the children. It may be a little tough at first. Words of blessing and praise! What about words of gratitude to the Queen. I wonder how the Queen will respond to all these tributes given to her. Of course, the Queen will have the last say. Share with your family how you feel with what you heard. Please capture the evening with your video camera and share it with your group.
This is what our text says, “Children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:”
Proverbs 31 talks about a godly mother advising his son King Lemuel how to be a good king and how to look for a virtuous woman for a wife. This woman is “a woman who fears God.” The best people who know the mother/wife will be the children and husband. When they stand and bless and praise the mother/wife it cannot be wrong unless they do it to keep peace in the home.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Proverbs 31.30. (TLV)
Prayer for the day
O Lord, in your wisdom you created man and woman. We give thanks to you that you have instituted the family. We give you thanks for our families. Teach us to treasure our family. Thank you for the lockdown, you created this to enable us to be a family. We are grateful we can sit around the table to enjoy a meal together. Lord, we admit some of our homes are not like that. We find it tough going in the lockdown. We are together but we are like living in a kennel. We bark and bite at each other. Lord, we pray you will cause us to pause and reflect on our relationship and how you can help us to live in peace and harmony. Lord, when you are in control of our lives, things will change. But forgives us, we are a stubborn people. We have difficulty yielding our control to you. We find it hard to submit to you and to each other. Lord, give us Christian Home. May the hymn, “God gives us Christian Home” be our prayer, In Jesus Name, Amen.
Pastor Isaac Yim
箴言 31:28 她的儿女都起来称她是有福的，她的丈夫也称赞她，说：
这就是我们的经文所说的：“箴言 31:28 她的儿女都起来称她是有福的，她的丈夫也称赞她，说：
箴言31谈到一位敬虔的母亲，建议他的儿子（利 慕 伊 勒 王）如何做个好国王，以及如何寻找贤惠的女人为妻子。这个女人是“敬畏上帝的女人”。最了解母亲或妻子的的人就是孩子和丈夫。齐来祝福并赞美母亲和妻子是没有错的，除非他们这样做是为了保持家中的和平。“艳丽是虚假的，美容是虚浮的；唯有敬畏耶和华的妇女，必得称赞” （箴言 31:30）