Checklist for Loyalty

Friday, June 26, 2009

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her."
Proverbs 31:11

Personal checklist for loyalty in 10 different spheres of daily life by Elizabeth George Taken from this book: Beautiful in God's Eyes: The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman:

  • Money - Can your husband's heart and mind rest because of your diligent management of his assets (Proverbs 31:27)? Can he depend on you to be thrifty, wise, and debt-free?
  • Children - Are you a devoted mother, dedicated to training up obedient children who love the Lord, who love their father, and who bring honor to their names (Proverbs 31:1-2)
  • Home - Is your husband encouraged by the knowledge that all is well and will be well - at home because of your focused efforts to run an orderly home (Proverbs 31:13,27)?
  • Reputation-Is your husband's heart at rest because he knows that you will do him good and not evil all the days of your life, never causing any questions about his character to arise (Proverbs 31:12, 23)?
  • Fidelity - Can your husband trust and even rejoice in your lifelong faithfulness to your wedding vows (Proverbs 5:18)?
  • Emotions - Does your husband rest in the knowledge that he can depend on you to be emotionally steady and stable, avoiding blow-ups and flare-ups (Proverbs 5:18)?
  • Happiness - Are you a fountain of joy, delighting yourself in the Lord (Psalm 37:4) and refreshing the hearts of those at home?
  • Wisdom - Can your husband trust you to handle the challenges, difficulties, and crises of life with godly wisdom (Proverbs 19:14)?
  • Conduct - Can your husband count on you to conduct yourself with graciousness (Proverbs 11:16), discretion (Proverbs 11:22), virtue (Proverbs 31:10), and dignity (Proverbs 31:25)?
  • Love - Positive progress in the preceding nine areas is progress in love! Your active care for your husband's assets and the details of his life is powerful evidence of your love for him (Proverbs 31:29)

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