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Funeral Service Based on the Woman of Proverbs 31 (7 of 12)
Series: Funeral Series
DESCRIPTION: Funeral service for a godly woman based on Proverbs 31.
A man went to visit Yosemite national park but because of a mix-up in his schedule, he wound up with only one hour to spend there. He rushed over to the Ranger headquarters and said, ''I only have one hour to spend in the park, tell me what I should see.'' The park ranger said, ''If you only have one hour to spend at Yosemite then my advice is to climb up to the tallest observation point, look over the entire park and just cry because one hour is not enough time to do it justice.'' That's the way I feel today. I feel like crying because there simply isn't time in a one-hour memorial service to do justice even to the highlights of Judy's life. But we will try.
In Proverbs 31 King Lemuel pays tribute to the virtuous wife. Proverbs 31:10 ''Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.''
I want to organize my comments today around that tribute because most of it applies so aptly to Judy.
I. SHE IS A BLESSING TO HER HUSBAND
Proverbs 31:11-12 ''Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. (23) Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. (28) Her husband praises her: 'There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all.'''
Like the woman of Proverbs, Judy was a blessing to her husband. He trusted her and she enriched his life. He and Judy had one of the great marriages, the kind of marriage that the rest of us admire and aspire to. He has been an upstanding member of the community and outstanding leader in the church. That's very hard to do without the love and support of your wife.
ILLUSTRATION: I like the story of the CEO who was driving with his wife when they stopped for gas. Th ...
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