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February 16, 2022 7:00 am
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Today we pick up with three with Adrian Rogers will over finding for the month of February which is love messages this month are related to marriage and family love keeps no record of wrong. I keep reminding my wife of that first drink, you start playing that we keep no record but you know this is a great refresher for me because I think a family that can communicate and we define our roles and they were quick to forgive. If we can do those three essentials great that we can be a great couple and a great family. The entire series has been put into a book, a new book available from lover finding the music of marriage will give more details in a moment how you can get a copy of that. But as we move into today's message out of Proverbs 3110 through 31.
It's the maximum mom and boy we love mom.
We do love Armas Jaime my mother was a was a spiritual mentor my life and mom was the one that pushed us and pushed is the right were she pushed us to church every single week and we praise God for that.
What you Adrian Rogers, says a woman is to a man what wind is to a fire she can fan it up or blow it out.
That's great that's great that you know when we look at the last part of this chapter of her children will rise up and call her blessed.
What other validation would you need from just being a godly mother. I mentioned just a moment ago, our resource this month is the entire series in one book called the music of marriage, and for a gift of any amount.
Our friends can request this book give us a little insight into the book. This book is something very profound and new from the word finding, it analyzes the melody and the harmony and the rhythm that make up the home, and I think it's a great great refresher for those couples who may beer or starting out. Maybe there in the middle of their marriage. Or maybe it's a couple that's been together for a lifetime. And you know what they just want to finish well.
Whatever the need, may be I think this is a great resource to have, but also to apply to your life. You know, for me it it's something to sharpen the saw as a husband that I can go back in and just going to familiarize myself with the tricks of the trade, yet we need that encouragement is sometimes a little kicker push a modular fraud.
Yeah the book the music of marriage.
Our resource this month again can be your Sprint by calling 1877 love God or LWF.org talking about prodding Carrie. I love this listener response we have today were a mom prods her daughter to listen to lover finding her online different family and your ministry if you know thinking about mother's. My mother was very instrumental in me coming to know the Lord and now I see her every Sunday sitting on the front row supporting and is being the great cheerleader and I thought men just praise God for the matriarchs for the godly matriarchs in our family tell you what I salute my daughter-in-law's. I salute my wife and the role that in that the influence that a mom has in the lives of her children absolutely, absolutely. And so I think that's what we're seeing here in this message today and I hope it blesses your heart because it deftly has ours will with today's message maximum mom part one. Here's Adrian Rogers.
Proverbs chapter 31 just a moment will begin Bible study and verse 10 right on through the end of the chapter. What you have here and Proverbs chapter 31 is God's picture of and I deal wife and mother. What I want to call the maximum mom now listen ladies if you don't understand that this is an ideal you're going to get very discouraged a lot ladies like to stop reading Proverbs chapter 30 only go right on into chapter 31 because this is an ideal and I don't think there's a one of us who can reach the ideal, whether we be male or female, but thank God. God has given us a standard I heard about some cows around grazing in a field and I saw milk truck go by on the side of that milk truck. It said something about the name of the dairy and then it began to advertise mill and it said that the milk was pasteurized, homogenized, sanitize vitamin enriched one of the cow said together when it makes you feel inadequate, doesn't now I think that as you were to read this page, you could say I feel so an adequate but what a wonderful, wonderful picture it is.
Listen folks, it is better to reach for an ideal and missing than to aim for mediocrity and hit it squarely. So here's what God says now in Proverbs chapter 31 verse 10 who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies and then from there on the rider. Proverbs gives us what we would call today and acrostic. These 22 verses that follow each one of them begins in order with the letter of the Hebrew alphabet and what he is doing. He has arranged a point which is a tribute to a virtuous woman and, indeed, a tribute I believe every virtuous mother today and I'm so glad you're going to find out that this maximum mom. This mom from A-to-Z we would find out that she is a home maker. I certainly don't agree with everything Ann Landers has to say but I found something that she said that I agree with 101%.
Here's what Ann Landers said. She said it's high time someone took on the free swinging feminists who have decided for everyone that the married woman who stays home is a brass plate dummy a lazy three toed sloth or a traitor to her Radcliffe graduating class and then she goes on to say, why has the American woman been made to feel ashamed because she is at home, cleaning, washing and ironing and taking care of her own children. This was once considered noble and gratifying work where told that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world and I made to skip some of her material but she says the nesting instinct is a normal and lovely thing, and most women marry because they want more than anything in the world to be wives, homemakers and mothers. This is not adolescent hogwash or sloppy sentimentalism. It is real. It is what woman is all about and she says there's no special magic about a paid job, a great many women who have left jobs good jobs insist that the business world is all and confining compared with running the whole and raising a family, then skipping again. She says so much as been written about the educated woman's obligation to society to do something with her education.
That one gets the impression that the college graduate who stays home is copping out. I believe the reverse is closer to the truth in my opinion. Life's classic compounds are the women who have abdicated their responsibilities to their husbands and children, and to society because they lack the maturity to stay home and do the job they bargained for. To be a successful housewife and mother demands infinitely more emotional balance and moral fiber than is required to hold down a job chauffeur made cook, referee, philosopher, rescue squad hostess tutor and psychiatrist put them all together and they smell mother she must be equal to every crisis imaginable. She must expect the unexpected. The child who falls downstairs and cracked his head open the flooded basement.
The busted oil heater. The minor and major battles among her children coping with these emergencies is the real challenge. How much easier to wiggle into a girdle and beat it out of the house in the morning. That's what millions of American mothers are doing and the kids show. There's so much more in that article, but I think that's a good article and I want you to see that when God just takes a woman that surpasses them all. He idealizes that woman as a mother and a homemaker. Now, with that in mind, get out your Bible open it in your lap and let's just take this passage apart, verse by verse. As we talk about the maximum mom.
The first thing I want you to see is what I'm going to call her great work if you will, in verses 10 through 12 who can find a virtuous woman.
Her prize. Her worth her value is far above rubies. The heart of her husband that safely trust in her so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life that the real value. The real, workable wife is not in her out which are so I thank God for out which not in the beauty of her face so I thank God for that. But the real value of a why is her virtue who can find a virtuous wife, her price is far above rubies. Now God doesn't compare with a diamond, but a Ruby diamine catches and reflects light but a Ruby has that enter glow is the beauty of a Ruby that's on the inside and that's what God is talking about when he speaks of the value of a wife go down to verse 30 and see what is talking about favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Now there's nothing wrong with beauty. My dear friend, let me tell you, virtue far exceeds beauty. Many a man is made a mistake of falling in love with the devil and then marrying the whole east.later that he married someone who did not have that enter beauty and the word virtue here really means mousetrap and then the Bible says that because of this her husband can trust her look in verse 11 of this chapter, the heart of her husband that safely trust in her.
What does that mean well, it means my dear friend that she's going to be honest she's going to be wise she's going to be loyal. She's going to be printed. You can trust her with that bank account. I still have to worry about foolish expenditures and selfish demand. Someone wrote these words.
There's was a perfect marriage but for one feminine flaw. He was fast on the deposit but she was quicker on the draw. Now the Bible says here that the heart of her husband that safely trust in her and she will do him good and not evil all of the days of her life. That is, she would do him good and always and she will do him good.
All ways and so you think here of her great work and then you think of her good works begin to read now in verse 13 she secretly wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchant's ships, she brings her food from afar and as Ann Landers is told us her work is not all glamour chauffeur made cook referee, philosopher, rescue squad hostess tutor psychiatrist put them all together. She said, and they smell mother its work. A lot of work but it is worth it if the Lord Jesus Christ is in now. The new American Standard translated this way. Not only does she do it willingly, but the new American Standard says she does it in delight. It is her delight to do it because she's doing it, as unto the Lord. I think that I read somewhere that Mrs. milligram has above her kitchen sink. These words written divine services held here three times a day. She thought about when she's washing dishes to her and look if you will, in verse 14. Convenience is not her most important factor.
The Bible says she's like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar that is. She is a wise shopper. She's a nutritionist. She goes extra miles to get the best and to get a bargain she's not she's not sold over the junk foods and fast food. I heard about one of these working women whose husband complained he wanted a hot breakfast.
She gave him a match and said such a cornflakes on fire now is not the kind of mama that were talking about here.
She's, she's, she's one who knows how to make everything work.
You know, really sincere. A lot of women who think that they're adding to the family finances by working. If you would add up everything that you spend on clothes and gasoline. The extra insurance.
The babysitting, fast foods, the eating out all of these things you may not be putting as much in the bank as you really think you are. But here God speaks first of all of her great worth and then God speaks of her good works and then God speaks of her godly worship look you will in verse 15 she rises. Also, while it is yet night, and give us food to her household and a portion to her maidens. I used to wonder about this verse because she has some made to help her in this house and this verse says she gets up early to prepare them food. I always thought that the maids were the ones who help prepare and edit. She's waiting on the maidens and I read this in the amplified Bible and it's very interesting this what the amplified Bible says she rises while it is yet night and gets through communion with her God. Spiritual food for her household.
The ideas I really believe it is true she's getting up to have a quiet time with the Lord and the Bible goes on to say in verse 30 that she is one fears the Lord, I cannot tell you the times that I have awakened to find my wife already wait, singing hymns to our Lord walk in and find her on her knees are with her Bible open studying and preparing her heart for the day and I think that's the exact picture that our Lord has here what you say if I had all these maids that this gal must've had I could do the same thing preacher let me tell you something friend in this day when this was written, servants were not electric not like to read all the modern woman has no made it all has more luxuries than the woman of this date, I mean we talk about washers and dryers in stoves and refrigerators and you would want to trade places or anything, but here is a woman of godly worship, who's getting up early to have her quiet time with the Lord now want you to notice the next thing. Fourthly, I want you to notice. Genuine wisdom. Genuine wisdom notice in verse 16 she considers a field and by with the fruit of her hands.
She plants a vineyard. She girded her loins with strength and strength enough her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good.
Her lamp goeth not out by night. This speaks of her wisdom. This was indeed a wise woman. Did you know she knew how to make investments look you will, in verse 16 she considers a field and buys it.
She dabbled in real estate that a woman do that and be a good mother. Of course, but her business investments were not at the expense of her homemaking duty as you read this, they were not at the expense of a home. They were an extension of loan and if you are late and have outside income.
I salute you and congratulate you and if you have to work to put food on the table.
I take off my hat to you and I admire you. That's all fine and good and that is well but you need to ask yourself this question does what you do enhance your home. What does it take away from does it give you an independent spirit from your husband does it put you in competition with your husband. If it does then it is contrary to the spirit of the word of God that look in verse 17 and you going to see in her genuine wisdom that not only does she have financial wisdom.
She has physical wisdom.
She knows how to take care of her body. The Bible say she girded her loins with strength and strength myth her arms. She's into aerobics. She's she knows how to eat right. She knows how to exercise. She knows how to take care of herself. She doesn't let herself go. You know some women say well you know I'm I'm already married. So why chase a streetcar at Yukon well I won't tell you lady you be very wise if you keep yourself physically right. Notice verse 18. She knows economics. She studies she's able to stretch a dollar. The Bible say she proceed with that her merchandise is good.
Her lamp goeth not out by night. This woman is a scholar what he's talking about here is her genuine wisdom that I want you to see something else I want you to see what I meant to call her generous welfare look in verses 19 and 20. She left her hands to the spindle a boys and girls. The spindle is what they made thread with Linda in that day because they can go down and buy thread in the store and cloth in the store in her hands whole the distaff.
She stretches out her hand to the pool. Yea she Rick reaches forth her hands to the needy that it's obvious as you read this that this woman this wise woman. This maximum mom has learned some real skill, we've already seen.
She's a nutritionist she's a shopper.
She knows economics. She knows investments and now she can work with her hands. She she knows how to make things with our hands we going to see later on there so great that she could sell them and make money, and when she makes money with these things. Then she knows how to go next door to a poor neighbor and take care of that neighbor. She is a philanthropist. She is a reaching out to people in the she's not just selfish taking care of her own. Here's a woman who knows how to minister to other people who are hurting, what an impact that must've made on her children.
Her generous welfare. She stretches out her hand to the poor and then I want to know something else. Ladies for grand wardrobe. Look, if you will, in verses 21 and 22. The Bible says she's not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry. Her clothing is silk and purple. I don't get the idea that this is just a washer woman friend. This is an elegant lady now. Why does the Bible say in in verse 21 that that it speaks thereof scarlet you see that and then it speaks of the snow she's not afraid of snow for her household are all clothed with scarlet scarlet wool was about the only thing to be God was God what he saying is that here's a woman who has dressed her children warmly. She has she she's not sending them out half dress. They are well taken care of. But not only is she taking care of her children. She's taking care of herself. She is fashion conscious machine. She looks good when she steps out of the house tapestry and silk around her. She knows what she's doing again ladies. The Bible never ever says that because you save the children to be playing doubting, no matter fact, the Bible puts a premium on looking good and sometimes a woman to come to me and say you know Pastor, Fred, my husband's running around only what is God judging. But you know sometimes you looking you say you don't have the courage to say what you want to say you know he's been out there in the working world all day long. These women all dressed up, you know, as they do here all piled up on the head clicking around in high heels. He comes home and she meets him in a faded housecoat in different colored slipper on each foot hair done up in coat hangers and she says line just afraid he's running around this lady listen, I'm I'm I'm okay some that's no excuse for anything. But all this woman was so why so wise she she seemed to find time for all of these things she's her children well dressed. She's well-dressed, but not only notice her grand wardrobe. Notice her gifted wife would notice her relationship to her husband. Verses 23 through 25, but her husband is known in the gay when he sits among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen and celibate, and deliberate girls under the merchant strength and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come. Now she is to her husband help me. She is a complete or an enhancer to her husband coming up tomorrow, we invite you back for part two of this important message from Adrian Rogers. Do you have a prayer request that you'd like to share with us at Leavenworth finding it's one of her great honors to come alongside you and pray with you and for you if you can go to our website LWF.org/radio and scroll down to our prayer wall you find the option to submit a prayer request or pray for others. This resource is one of our favorite ways to keep the ministry in the community praying continually for one another's needs. Let us hear from today. Thank you for studying God's word with this if you like to start receiving daily devotions and links to the program sign up for our daily heartbeat that it LWF.org/join us tomorrow for the profound can maximum mom right on love worth buying