CHARM IS DECEITFUL
Proverbs 31:30-31 (30)
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (ESV)
A man proposed to a rich man’s daughter. Unfortunately, the lady mockingly rejected him and said, “How do you expect me to marry someone like you? I can never love you; go for someone at your level.” The man moved on, and roughly ten years later, they ran into each other. The lady quickly said: “I’m now married to a smart man who earns $15,700 monthly. Can you beat that?” The man looks visibly upset, but before he could speak, the lady’s wealthy husband responded. “Sir? Good afternoon! I see you’ve met my wife.”
The man replied: “Good afternoon, “Mr Carter!” The husband then said to his wife, “Dear, this is my boss. He owns the $100 million company I work for!” The man smiled and left. The lady stood flabbergasted and said to her husband, “That was your boss?”. The husband answered: Yes, he is a wonderful man. He once told me that the woman he loved dumped him as he wasn’t earning enough. Therefore, he worked very hard to become a multi-millionaire businessman. But he couldn’t move on from the heartache and still unmarried.
Beloved, this is a great lesson, especially for our youths. As seen in our Bible reading, you shouldn’t marry or get into a relationship because of wealth or beauty (Proverbs 23:5). Don’t even yield to family or peer pressure and never judge a man because of his present worth (Job 8:7). In all, deliberately depend on the Holy Spirit who knows everything; He will not mislead you (Proverbs 3:5-6). Conclusively, maybe you have gone through broken relationship(s). Why not be thankful to God? For, it might be His way of saving you from impending danger. The best is right ahead of you. Hold on and trust God!
Hymn: I Must Tell Jesus – Elisha A. Hoffman (1894)
- Father, open my eyes to see and my heart to know the unknown.
- I speak the blood of Jesus against the root of marital problems in my lineage.
- Every verdict that says I will never be happily married, scatter!
- My potential marriage, receive divine touch and manifest this year.
- My marriage will not fail, neither shall it destroy my destiny.
YOUR WEEK OF HONOUR