Who can find a                              Virtuous Wife?                              Proverbs 31:10 Genesis 24:1-3Thursd...
Proverbs 31:10       • “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
Genesis 24:1-3   • Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had        blessed Abraham in all things. So Ab...
Who can find a                              Virtuous Wife?                                 Proverbs 31:10Thursday, December...
Genesis 24:64-65                   “Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted                   ...
Genesis 22 ---The Akedah                                “Binding of Isaac”Thursday, December 23, 2010
Isaac and Christ (Genesis 22)                    •Both had supernatural births.                    •Both were sons of "pro...
The Helper               • Abraham sent Eleazar (‘helper’) to testify of                    Isaac to Rebekah. (Genesis 24:...
Rebekah listened to the words         Sinner listens to words of Bible (Romans 10:17)                               Rebeka...
1. Begin with Prayer       • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master            Abraham, please give me succes...
1. Begin with Prayer       • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master            Abraham, please give me succes...
1. Begin with Prayer       • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master            Abraham, please give me succes...
2. Have proper mindset           A. Realize wife is a gift from God:           Eleazar prayed “show kindness unto my maste...
2. Have proper mindset            B. Realize wife is not your possession            Husbands, likewise, dwell with them wi...
2. Have proper mindset            C. Don’t go expecting to find your ‘Soul-Mate’Thursday, December 23, 2010
2. Have proper mindset            C. Don’t go expecting to find your ‘Soul-Mate’            Most people have “this fantasti...
3. Set the Standard           A. Go to the right place to find your wife:            “...whoever drinks of the water that I...
For it was so, when Solomon                              was old, that his wives turned                              his h...
3. Set the Standard            B. Require the proper introduction            The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, B...
3. Set the Standard            C. Look for the proper values            -----First, in yourselfThursday, December 23, 2010
Isaac was a Godly man            And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the            evening; and he lifted his e...
Isaac was a Godly man            And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the            evening; and he lifted his e...
Isaac was a Godly man            And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the            evening; and he lifted his e...
Matthew 12:33                        “…for a tree is                        known by its fruit.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
3. Set the Standard                 C. Look for the proper values                 -----First, in yourselfThursday, Decembe...
3. Set the Standard                 C. Look for the proper values                 -----First, in yourself                 ...
Adornment of Godly WomanThursday, December 23, 2010
Adornment of Godly Woman      “Charm is deceitful and beauty is      passing, But a woman who fears the      Lord, she sha...
Adornment of Godly Woman      “Charm is deceitful and beauty is      passing, But a woman who fears the      Lord, she sha...
An Excellent Wife                    “An excellent wife is the crown of her                    husband, But she who causes...
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  1. 1. Who can find a Virtuous Wife? Proverbs 31:10 Genesis 24:1-3Thursday, December 23, 2010
  2. 2. Proverbs 31:10 • “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  3. 3. Genesis 24:1-3 • Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  4. 4. Who can find a Virtuous Wife? Proverbs 31:10Thursday, December 23, 2010
  5. 5. Genesis 24:64-65 “Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel...so she took a veil and covered herself.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  6. 6. Genesis 22 ---The Akedah “Binding of Isaac”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  7. 7. Isaac and Christ (Genesis 22) •Both had supernatural births. •Both were sons of "promise." •Both were called "the only begotten son." •Both carried the wood up a hill of sacrifice. •Both Isaac and Jesus consented to suffer death. •Both consented to be "bound." •Both were laid "upon the wood." •Both were "offered" by their fathers. •Both were "dead" three days and nights, Christ literally, Isaac in a figure!Thursday, December 23, 2010
  8. 8. The Helper • Abraham sent Eleazar (‘helper’) to testify of Isaac to Rebekah. (Genesis 24:2-3) • God the Father sends the Holy Spirit to testify of Jesus Christ (John 15:26): “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  9. 9. Rebekah listened to the words Sinner listens to words of Bible (Romans 10:17) Rebekah believed the words Sinner believes the Bible (Hebrews 11:6) Rebekah turned from life with her family Sinner repents of previous life (Luke 13:3) Rebekah confessed faith Sinner confesses faith in Son of God (Rom 10:10) Sinner obeys and is saved in baptism and Rebekah obeyed and went continued obedience (Philippians 2:12)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  10. 10. 1. Begin with Prayer • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” (Genesis 24:12)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  11. 11. 1. Begin with Prayer • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” (Genesis 24:12) • Lord Jesus prayed for His bride “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word…” (John 17:20)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  12. 12. 1. Begin with Prayer • Eleazar began with prayer: “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” (Genesis 24:12) • Lord Jesus prayed for His bride “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word…” (John 17:20) • Young Christian men should pray about their future wife Proverbs 3:5-6: “In all thy ways acknowledge the Lord.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  13. 13. 2. Have proper mindset A. Realize wife is a gift from God: Eleazar prayed “show kindness unto my master Abraham.” (Gen 24:12) “...a prudent wife is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:14) “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  14. 14. 2. Have proper mindset B. Realize wife is not your possession Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  15. 15. 2. Have proper mindset C. Don’t go expecting to find your ‘Soul-Mate’Thursday, December 23, 2010
  16. 16. 2. Have proper mindset C. Don’t go expecting to find your ‘Soul-Mate’ Most people have “this fantastical, unreal notion that God brings together two lost hearts who experience true compatibility in all the deepest longings % of their being. Most people think that your soul mate is someone with whom % you never argue and spend endless days of hand-clinching romantic walks on the beach. No hardships, no struggles, just starry-eyed wonder for the next 80 years. The truth is, a soul mate isnt someone you find, its someone you intentionally and prayerfully become.Anyone in a successful marriage can tell you that "success" in marriage doesnt come from finding that one person you were meant to be with. It only comes from giving up the selfish behavior that served you while you were single, and focusing on selflessly serving your spouse instead.” David BeaseleyThursday, December 23, 2010
  17. 17. 3. Set the Standard A. Go to the right place to find your wife: “...whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  18. 18. For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after %other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of %his father David. (1 Kings 11:4)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  19. 19. 3. Set the Standard B. Require the proper introduction The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise. % (Proverbs 12:15)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  20. 20. 3. Set the Standard C. Look for the proper values -----First, in yourselfThursday, December 23, 2010
  21. 21. Isaac was a Godly man And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. (Gen 24:63)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  22. 22. Isaac was a Godly man And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. (Gen 24:63) ...but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2Thursday, December 23, 2010
  23. 23. Isaac was a Godly man And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. (Gen 24:63) ...but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2 younger women as sisters, with all purity. (1 Tim 5:2)Thursday, December 23, 2010
  24. 24. Matthew 12:33 “…for a tree is known by its fruit.”Thursday, December 23, 2010
  25. 25. 3. Set the Standard C. Look for the proper values -----First, in yourselfThursday, December 23, 2010
  26. 26. 3. Set the Standard C. Look for the proper values -----First, in yourself -----Then, in herThursday, December 23, 2010
  27. 27. Adornment of Godly WomanThursday, December 23, 2010
  28. 28. Adornment of Godly Woman “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30Thursday, December 23, 2010
  29. 29. Adornment of Godly Woman “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 “…let it be the hidden person of % the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is %very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:4Thursday, December 23, 2010
  30. 30. An Excellent Wife “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4Thursday, December 23, 2010

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