Human nature is rooted in pride and often seeks to justify that pride which causes us to react against God’s human will. We seek to justify our human nature against the Authority and character of God by focusing on our abilities as humans and our talents as believers.
The Proverbs 31 Woman is similar to the woman at the well who believes that the well’s water is a shallow spring or well, she believes there is no life in the water and so she leaves it to consume what is “me” instead of consuming the Living Word which is the water of Life.
The Proverbs 31 Woman also believes that no matter how many many turns she has performed God is not moving. She believes if it rains, it is because it is her fathers rain and her fathers cannot move. This is also a human position that attempts to shift the blame to someone else instead of looking at the fault within.
Therefore, no matter how many miraculous turns she has performed, she puts the full blame on the husbands in seeking to blame them instead of her fathers, or their ancestors.
This is the reason why we must realize that the position of a Proverbs 31 Woman is a most powerful and dangerous position to be in. As long as we do not fully internalize the responsibility, as God is the Creator of our natural condition, and we believe that it is our own fault or lack of responsibility, we will struggle against the fruit of the Proverbs 31 Woman who seeks to rise above aPrimordialBlame strategye.
If we do not fully internalize the responsibility, we will struggle against her words and our actions, and failure to consider her position and strategy.
God’s Thoughts towards Moral Proverbs
1. The thoughts of God affect our every decision.
He never reads His Word without thinking about it first. He always has a purposeful will about the Word He reads, but He is also wise enough to consider the behaviors of the people He is dealing with.
If He had a mobile phone and He was outside His home, He would call someone, check up on the weather, pay the bills and all the other things He does. He would not sit in His study and build a table top, for He has work to do.
2. The thoughts of God reveal His perspective of the situations around us.
He is the author, producer, architect and fulfiller of all His creation. He does not have a blind acceptance of sinfulness, impurity, rebellion, laziness, refuse, stupidity, pride, hatred, love can sin, etc. His attitudes are always loving and tender. He is a “take charge” kind of God. He does not wait until the situation is ripe. He doesn’t willfully bring the curse on someone. He is wise enough to see the people in His will.
Sin is not a part of His outlook, even though it is a part of His Word. What a great God we serve! Truly wonderful that the writer of Proverbs could write all those wonderful things about our sinful nature and then include, “You must be a slave to your thoughts, controlling them, stabilize them and make them work for us.” (Proverbs 4:11). In these end times, it makes no difference how many people are in sin. He will say to them individually, “I never knew you in this ungodly way.” (Proverbs 25:15).
3. The thoughts of God affect His behavior.
He shows His buddy what type of behavior is expected of him in order to keep him or her from “rearing His head.” (Proverbs 28:12). For example, if our king had decided to pay a visit to a friend, the behavior expected of him would be very different than what he would do if he had an enemy visiting the friend. He expects his friend to behave in a particular way if a visit from a friend is coming.
How loving and how polite of God! He expects us to treat each other as friends. He is a friend to all. He is particular on the behavior of his adopted children. He is the ultimate parent.
This brings to mind the story of the angels at the birth of Jesus. The Nic touching the face of the baby. He thought of the things his dad requires of him. Then the angels spoke to the parents. They said that Jesus was born of a Virgin named Mary. Then the angels sang songs of love, joy and suffering for Jesus. Then the angels said to the parents, “Would you be willing to look at your son Jesus?”
My friend certainly would not be living in sin knowing that we are saved by his Lordship and not by our works! To me, this is just one evidence that makes us sure about our faith.
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.