Lately, I’ve been working on expanding the collection of Bible translations in our home. My favorite addition has been a 1560 Geneva Bible until we purchased the Septuagint last week.
The Septuagint is the Scriptures that were translated into Greek a couple of centuries before Jesus walked on earth. It is my understanding that when authors quoted Scripture in the New Testament, they used the Septuagint to do so. I purchased my copy on Amazon, and the text is written in both Greek and English.
I was really curious to read Proverbs 31 in the Septuagint, and boy, was I in for a treat!
I especially like verse twelve. “For she employs all her living for her husband’s good.”What an insightful perspective! What a difference we would make in our homes if we viewed our employment and our living as doing good for our husbands.
This perspective is vastly different from what we see in today’s world. While in general I do not recommend “The Transformed Wife,” I really like what she says below.
Why are we willing to submit to our bosses but not to our husbands? Men instinctually desire to have a help meet, and when women enter the work place this need is often met through women employees. Ladies, this should not be.
This article estimates that 85% of affairs originate in He workplace. This is a huge number! What a difference we could make for God if we returned to our homes and made it our purpose and employment to bring good to our husbands!
I love the definition of “employ” found in the 1828 Webster’s dictionary:
To occupy the time, attention and labor of; to keep busy, or at work; to use. We employ our hands in labor; we employ our heads or faculties in study or thought; the attention is employed, when the mind is fixed or occupied upon an object; we employ time, when we devote it to an object. A portion of time should be daily employed in reading the scriptures, meditation and prayer; a great portion of life is employed to little profit or to very bad purposes.
What if our husband’s good occupied our time, attention, and labor? I believe this would restore many marriages. This is definitely something to consider!
I hope and pray that the Lord will lead us as we seek to serve Him by doing our husbands good.
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