The Excellent Wife
INTRODUCTION: The original intended audience was not young women (this is what kind of wife you should be) but young men (this is what kind of wife you should get).
After posing the searching question, "Who can find a virtuous wife?" Solomon's mother describes the woman whom her children bless and her husband praises.
Today is for many a day of honoring our moms, for others it's a day of remembering.
I've often said that there's no greater human love than the love of our mothers.
Timothy Dwight (former President of Yale University) noted, "All that I am and all that I shall be I owe to my mother."
Napoleon was asked what could be done to restore the prestige of France. He replied, "Give us better mothers!"
This day is one of the most delightful days for many and the most difficult for others.
(When our moms are gone we often begin referring to our wives as mother.)
2 Peter 3:8
" But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."
Gene Price figured this out for me in 2010. From the point of view that a day is as a 1,000 years.
• 25 years is as 9,131,250 years.
• This means that 1,000 years is a day (25 years is as 36 minutes.)
• 1 year would equate to 1 minute 44 seconds.
• My mom has been with Christ for over 29 years.
Encouraging Hymn: 10,000 Years
"Soon I'll come to the end of my journey,
And I'll meet the One who gave His life for me;
I will thank Him for the love that He gave me,
And ten thousand years or more I'll reign with Him.
Ten Thousand years we'll just be started
Ten Thousand years we'll just begun;
The battle's over and the victory's been won.
Ten Thousand years and we've just begun."
"When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Then when we first begun."
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