Pure Lovely Admirable Noble True Excellent Right Whatever is...
Pure Lovely Admirable Noble True Excellent Right Praiseworthy Whatever is...
Pure Lovely Admirable Noble True Excellent Right Praiseworthy Whatever is... Think about such things (Phi 4:8).
“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Phil 4:9)
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your Word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, O Lord; teach me your decrees....
“With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I mediate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your Word.” (Ps 119:9-16)
“With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I mediate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your Word.” (Ps 119:9-16) I encourage everyone to participate in the Bath Road Baptist Bible Reading Challenge. Pick up a pamphlet upstairs!
Last month we had a special presentation from Youth for Christ. December we left off at “A” is for Admirable. All power point slide presentations are now on the Bath Road WMF website!!!
Definitions from Scripture Biblical Examples of what God describes as noble. Lessons for us.
Webster’s Dictionary: Illustrious by rank or birth, of high character, lofty ideals, magnanimous, generous, impressive, splendid, grand in appearance and having exceptional qualities, and/or resistant to corrosion.
Greek: honourable, venerable, honest, dignified, and worthy of respect. Not the same word used by Paul for nobility, or well-born. Instead it refers to behaviour. (4 references in the NT)
1 Tim 3: 8 &11 and Titus 2:2 refer to desired behavioural conduct for church leaders and members. The term applies to both men and women. What does it really mean to behave in a noble fashion?
Read Proverbs 31: 10-31. The Wife of Noble Character How does she live?
She is trustworthy She works hard She brings good to her husband She shops responsibly She makes the most of her time She buys & sells property She invests her income She provides for her family She cooks She makes clothes She runs her own business
She gives to the poor She keeps a beautiful house She is strong and dignified She has a positive attitude She speaks with wisdom She is never idle She oversees the affairs of her household (pays bills etc.) Her husband & children appreciate her She fears the Lord Her works earn her public praise
How many woman here look at Proverbs 31 as a “To Do List”?
Do NOT make that mistake!!!! If you try to be this kind of “Martha” (Lk 10:38- 42) you will become worried, upset, exhausted and bitter.
Mary chose what was better; to sit and listen at the feet of Jesus. I believe that God uses Proverbs 31 to give us examples of an entire range of activities to which we can nobly apply ourselves.
If you are good at business, then it is noble to run a business honourably. If you are a good homemaker, then it is noble to create a beautiful home. If you are good with children, then it noble to care for them well. If you are talented at sewing, cooking, art, or any other skill, then it is noble to develop that gift and use it.
General Principals for All: Fear God and study His Word. Keep a positive attitude. Use the gifts you have been given. ie. Don’t be lazy. Give generously of your time and resources to others. Be financially responsible. Be a woman of your word.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this evening Special thank you to the guys in the kitchen and upstairs with the kids!!! Special note about next month’s meeting!
Tues. March 6, 2012. “T is for True” with local Christian author Sarah Tun! For a copy of Sarah’s new book please see Melinda! ($18.95 no tax )