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“She does him GOOD, and not harm, all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:12
What’s this “good” we’re supposed to do for our husband look like? The possibilities are endless! But to get us started, a few simple categories might help. First off, we should do him good by using our gifts.
In God’s great sovereignty, he has given each of us specific skills and gifts. And they aren’t just for our own amusement or success. They are reservoirs from which we are to draw good for our husband.
Maybe you are organized or discerning or detailed. You might be good with finances (unlike me!) or skilled in counseling or have a great sense of humor. Your gifts may be in serving or encouragement. Maybe your husband loves the fact that you are an intelligent conversationalist or an empathetic listener. You may be tech-savvy or a gourmet cook or an artist.
Whatever grace God has given you should be used for the good of your husband!
For example, God has blessed me (to a small degree) with a creative eye, which I try to use in my photography and in decorating our home. Mike really appreciates the many family pictures hanging on our walls and also the wacky decorating schemes I come up with—like a traffic light hanging from my living room ceiling! Your husband might not appreciate this so much, but I bet he does want the gifts you have to offer.
In the movie, Chariots of Fire, the character playing Eric Liddell makes that famous statement: “When I run I feel His [God’s] pleasure.” When we use the gifts God has given us for the good of our husbands we can be a blessing to them, and we can also know the pleasure of God.
So are you getting excited about all the good you can do your husband with the gifts God has given you? I hope so. What’s one way you can do him good with your gifts today?