Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:29–30
Welcome to Heart2Heart devotional. Please share today’s devotional to bless your friends and family. We are still on the series, “12 Biblical principles to finding a godly mate.” and the fourth principle is “Never take the short cut.”
When seeking a mate for Isaac, the chief servant was told to go to the town of Nahor. Many eligible bachelorettes lived in Canaan, and it would have been relatively easy to marry one of them. However, that wouldn’t have been God’s best for Isaac.
It would have opened the door for compromise in his life and endangered the promise. The alternative, however, was much more difficult. The servant had to travel one month and over 500 miles through rough and dangerous terrain to find the spouse God had for Isaac.
And then he needed to convince her to leave home and family to marry a guy whom she had never met. Similarly, in seeking a godly spouse, the easiest route is usually not God’s path.
Many Christians, because they are lonely and can’t find a godly mate, often go to the same places as the world to find one. There are many nice Canaanite men and women and also some nice worldly Christians. Numerous are the temptations to take the easy route instead of waiting for and seeking a godly mate.
To find a godly mate, it will often mean waiting while God prepares your character for a godly mate. It will also often mean waiting because godly mates are so hard to find.
Proverbs says, Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? (Proverbs 20:6)
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:29–30)
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)
There are a lot of men who claim unfailing love, but it’s hard to find a faithful man. There are many women who do noble things, but a woman who fears God is to be praised. These types of people are like precious jewels; they are hard to find, and therefore, many times waiting is necessary.
In this waiting, sometimes people get discouraged and anxious, then they commonly take things into their own hands to take a short cut. Like Abraham, who became anxious while waiting on the child of promise, they go and find a Hagar to fulfill their desires.
Many believers compromise and miss God’s best for them. Don’t be among these group of singles. Sometimes they marry an unbeliever, or they marry a spiritually lethargic believer. I pray that God will give you wisdom this morning. Be willing to take the hard journey instead of the easy one. The benefits are priceless and last a lifetime. God bless you.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: My case shall surely end in praise in Jesus name
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PRAYER OF THE DAY: Ask God for the grace not to miss the bone of your bone and the flash of your flesh in Jesus name.