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A contrast between two women Lesson for son, Proverbs 7:1 Follow the law, 2-3 Pursue wisdom, 4 Avoid wrong kind of woman, 5 She can undo former training.

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2 A contrast between two women Lesson for son, Proverbs 7:1 Follow the law, 2-3 Pursue wisdom, 4 Avoid wrong kind of woman, 5 She can undo former training 7, simple = morally unstable; inexperienced; featherbrained

3 I The Evil Woman: Characteristics, Prov. 7 1. Immoral, 5. Keep you from… 2. Flattery, 5. Words, eyelids (6:25) Misuses them (6:24; 2:16) A flirt. 7:21, 25-26. 1 Co.10:12

4 , 6-10 3. Reputation, 6-10 Boys know kind of girl she is, where she lives, how she dresses It is not cowardly to run Gn.39:9-10 1 Co.6:18 2 Tim.2:22

5 Gn.38, Tamar Only reason for thinking she was a harlot: her dress 1 Tim.2:9-10 Godly people dress in worldly clothes? Too low / high / tight / thin

6 Tit.2:5, two words discreet, sensible (soundness of mind); self-controlled chaste, pure, undefiled, guiltless Avoids immorality in thought, word, and action

7 , 10-12 4. Crafty and rebellious, 10-12 Not only rejects law of God, but doesnt care who knows it Corner Dressed to kill Ct. 1 Pt.3:4

8 5. Impudent, 13 Bold. Gn.39:12 6. Religious, 14 7. Nearsighted, 26-27 Forgets eternity What kind of children would she raise?

9 II The Worthy Woman, Pro.31:10-31 1. Not afraid of work, 13-16 Estimate: average housewife – cooks 35,000 meals makes 10,000-40,000 beds sweeps a rug one mile long and one-fourth mile wide cleans 7000 plumbing fixtures

10 2. Benevolent, 20 Some are self-centered Some are other-centered Never whines because some- one neglects her, but only at herself if she neglects another

11 3. Knows how to control her tongue, 26 4. Cares about her family, 28. 1 Tim.5:14 How does she find time to finish her work and train her children?

12 III Worthy Woman Illustrated: Ruth 1. Non-conformist, 1:1 Period of Judges Foreign girl; disadvantages: husband died young bitter mother-in-law little training in way of God trained in heathenism Not angry, cynical, immoral, Ro.12

13 2. Unselfish, Ru.1:6-14 Ruth stayed with Naomi for same reason Orpah left

14 3. Honest, 1:16-17 More than change of address; change of allegiance (2:12) Quoted at weddings Religious division courts trouble Compromise Children Different standards

15 4. Loyal, 1:17-18 Till death do us part 5. Not afraid of hard work, 2:2-3 After coming home, more work to do (17)

16 6. Humble, 2:2-3, 7 Did not beg or ask for anything; worked; demanded nothing 10, a foreigner; did not expect kindness 7. Grateful, 2:10,13

17 8. Generous, thoughtful, 2:14, 18 Marriage is when you agree to spend the rest of your life sleeping in a room that's too warm, beside someone who's sleeping in a room that's too cold 9. Valued character over looks in mate, 3:1-10

18 Twelve Rules for Happy Marriage 1. Never both be angry at once 2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire 3. Remember that it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong will be doing most of the talking 4. Yield to the wishes of the other – as an exercise in self-discipline, if you can't think of a better reason

19 5. If you must choose between mak- ing yourself or mate look good, choose your mate 6. If you feel you must criticize, do so lovingly 7. Never bring up a mistake of the past 8. Neglect the whole world rather than each other

20 9. Never let the day end w/o saying something complimentary 10. Never meet without an affectionate greeting 11. When you've made a mistake, talk it out and ask for forgiveness 12. Never go to bed mad

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