Today I am linking up with Good Morning Girls for "Women in the Word Wednesday"
I wasn't really 100% committed to these link-ups before, but I think that they can be beneficial in both getting your thoughts somewhat in order and in meeting other women who are in the word. Also, I am a GMG group leader for the first time, and what better way to lead than by example :)
I am not 100% sure what to blog about, so I thought I would just re-cap some of my ideas and thoughts that I have shared with my group thus far.
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Monday - Proverbs 31:1-2
I thought the reading from the book was very insightful, the Proverbs 31 woman is a model that we as women should try to aspire toward, yet how many of us are actually like this woman? The woman in the scripture has no name. I feel that this is because there is no woman who is like this. I kind of look at it as aspirational. While I think we can be like the Proverbs 31 woman and while I would like to aspire to that, I am not 100% sure that I could be like her in every way. And I honestly think that is okay. I think the important thing is trying to be like her.
I also like the idea that Proverbs 31:1-2 alights upon, that King Lemuel was taught these messages from his mother. I think it is great that here in the Bible, where it is discussing the ideal woman and what she does it is a woman who is teaching her attributes. So often it seems like men dictate what women should do, wear, how they should act, etc. and to see that this message is coming from a woman makes me quite happy.
Tuesday - Proverbs 31:3-4
--Verse 3--"do not waste your strength on women" --> I think this means that women can have a lot of power in swaying men and that men should not be distracted by women
-- Verse 4 - importance is the warning against drunkenness, not just for the King, but also for anyone who has a role of power (as it says in the verse, "kings" "rulers")
Wednesday - Proverbs 31:5-6
What I thought was interesting in the verses for today was particularly in verse 5 where it says that "if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed"
Being in the legal field I have seen lots of lawyers, judges, etc. who are constantly around alcohol. I'm not sure if this was your experience Amanda and Alicia, but at every legal event I went to throughout law school and afterward it was almost as though alcohol was glorified. I do think a lot of lawyers and judges have problems with alcoholism and it just seemed interesting to me that the Bible mentions that alcohol may make people forget the law and here we have a society where those who have a big hand in giving justice are the ones who tend to have alcohol problems.