The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
How I want to be a woman after God’s heart! If you are here, possibly you feel the same way. There are so many nuggets of wisdom that we can learn and apply in Proverbs 31. Today I would like to share some of my thoughts about verse 11.
I don’t know about you, but I want my husband to trust in me! Not just a basic level of trust, but a deep trust. I want him to trust me with his whole heart!
How can he trust me in this way? First of all, I need to behave in such a way that he will regard me as trustworthy. If I tell others things he has told me in confidence, he will be unlikely to trust me. If I gossip about our disagreements to my friends, he will have no trust. Through my marriage, I definitely have learned that it is detrimental to do these things!
It might be smart to think of the traits that we would think a trustworthy person to have, and then ask the Lord to help those qualities shine through in ourselves. If we wouldn’t want to be treated a certain way, then we certainly shouldn’t treat our husbands with the same disregard.
In a Biblical sense at least, so much if not all of what we do as women is tied to our husbands in some way. Which is another reason why we need to be very careful when deciding on a husband! That is another topic for another day. But as women, we need to understand that much of our virtue is tied to how we treat our husbands.
We probably won’t be very trustworthy if we are always thinking of ourselves. If we are thinking of our own feelings instead of our husbands, we will be more likely to complain about our men. This is a quick way to lose his trust.
The second part of verse 11 says simply that our husband “will have no lack of gain.” See what Solomon did there? He tied the actions of a virtuous woman directly to the gain of her husband. Once married, we are intertwined with our husbands. What we do affects them in a big way.
When our husbands whole heart trusts in us, life will be better for him. He will trust us to help him when he faces problems. He will trust our wise council, if we seek the Scriptures diligently. This is where wisdom comes from. There is no other source besides God’s Word.
I really want to bring my husband good all of the days of his life. Being trustworthy is a great start.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. It is nice to meditate on the verses of Proverbs 31 to learn more about how to become the women the Lord has called us to be. If you have any thoughts, please share them in the comment section below.