Scripture Memorization for June – Pre-Tribulation Rapture Passages
Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 92:1 – 4
Read a great article by Pastor Paul Chappell – “9 Marks of Excellence in Church Leadership“
Read the “0813 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
A Study Of Women In The Bible
The Contentious Woman
“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.” (Proverbs 27:15-16)
Imagine, you come home from a busy day at work and dinner must be made. You help your children with their homework and start a load of laundry. After dinner you gather your family, get in the car and go to church. Before you go home, you drop off the kids you brought, then stop at the store for bread and milk. When you arrive home, you get your children off to bed, prepare lunches and fold that load of laundry. After a long hard day, you climb into bed, throw the covers on, lay your head on your pillow and sigh “AAAWWW Finally”. You close your eyes and your body is relaxed. Just as you fall asleep you hear drip – drIP – DRIP – DRIP! Your sink is leaking. You get up and try to fix it and it just keeps dripping. You put a towel under the drip, but as soon as it get wet that sound DRIP - DRIP is back. How annoying. Will it ever stop? It just seems to get louder and louder. No matter what you do, it’s not stopping!
The word contentious means not nice, disrespectful, cruel, harsh words. Also, to cause and argument, quarrelsome and controversial.
The Bible compares a contentious woman to hard rain dropping. If outside, you can’t get away from the fact that your going to get wet. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a quick rain shower, troublesome for a little time, but you can take shelter. But the contentions of a wife is like a constant soaking rain. A wise man will try to hide his contentious wife, for his own sake and for his wife’s repution, but he can’t. Just like he can’t conceal the noise of the wind blowing or contain the smell of a strong perfume. The froward and brawling will proclaim their own shame.
In Proverbs 21:9 and 25:24 it says:
“It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
When God repeats Himself, we should listen carefully.
Ladies, just like the water dripping annoys us, we can be annoying to our husbands. There is no other shelter for him to get out of the rain but home.
“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” (Romans 14:19).
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
No matter how good or bad our relationship is with our husband, we should always try to inprove it. So this week I am giving you all, and myself, an assignment.
1. Write your husband 2 love letters. You can slip it in his lunch box or put it on his pillow or clothing draw. Be creative.
2. Make him 2 of his favorite meals. Maybe make it romantic by lighting some candles, but cook his 2 favorite meals.
3. Tell him you love him at least once a day. You never know when you’ll no longer be able to say it, so say in now.
So are you up to the challenge? It will not only be a blessing to your husband, but it will change your life.