I reached out, with youthful passion, for a lovely bauble, and found a priceless gem.
This was the opening line of a eulogy I saw today--written by a husband for his wife. I'm in a very mellow mood. The words "melted" my heart! Having just prepared to lead a Bible study about priorities and finding it was directed primarily to women in their roles as wives and homemakers, I am instructed and challenged regarding my marriage.
Yes, even after 40 years of marriage and homemaking, I still need to be instructed, reminded and sometimes corrected.
I do have a priceless gem in my husband. For whatever time God gives us together, I want to honor and obey the Word of God in this matter (and all others).
Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble, so that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children, to be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited). Titus 2:3-5, Amplified Bible