I’d like to take today’s blog post to let you know of a new blog posted up by the daughters of my facebook friend Mike Potts. I’m including it as a permanent link on my blog roll to the right. I first heard of Mike when he was featured in a video interview by Paul Nison. Just recently, his daughters have launched a neatly designed and content rich blog describing their walk and their desire to live set-apart. What an amazing testimony and example for other young women and young people in general wishing to follow the way of our Creator.
Its a hard walk. Sometimes we don’t do so well but its always wonderful to hear from others with a heart to do their best in living Everyday Set-Apart. I hope you will share this blog with others and drop by and leave them an encouraging comment!
Here is a recent blog post below. Enjoy!
“She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.”
It was about 6:30 in the morning and I was pretty far into my quiet time when I came across this verse. It was mainly the second part of the verse that had caught my attention. Of course we know that the Proverbs 31 woman works but she sets about her work with eager hands.
The word eager here comes from the Hebrew word; Chafets (Strongs H2656) it can also mean; purpose, desire, willingly, and pleasant.
She works with purpose and desire!
Another example of Chafets is in Psalm 1:2. The blessed man of Psalm 1 delights in the law of Yahweh.
He is eager and desires the law of Yahweh.
Our hands should be as eager for our daily work as they are for the works of His commandments.
So many times I have failed to handle my daily tasks. So many days I have set about my work with unenthusiastic, half-hearted hands. My hands have to be corrected in their ways once again because Proverbs 31:13 brings to mind a handful of other verses….
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”
“Slaves, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
When we love God and want to please Him our work should reflect just that. Also having an eternal perspective
makes the everyday tasks more enjoyable. Knowing we are to do everything as unto the LORD should keep us
from doing things with a selfish or indolent attitude.
Digging a little deeper on the work aspect brings a few more verses to view. All of these verses are from the book of Proverbs. Can you think of any more?
“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense”
“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.”
“Even a child is known by his actions by whether his conduct is pure and right.”
“Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.”
“The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.”
And finally the reward of our Proverbs 31 woman’s well done work?
“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
Until next time,