Thursday, May 19, 2005

Proverbs 31 Inspiration: John MacArthur

I found the transcript of this Proverbs 31 sermon by John MacArthur today.

I chose the Merchant Ships analogy for my blog because it's the one verse I do best. The rest are goals I'm still struggling to master!

MacArthur's take on merchant ships shows us that in a Godly context, budget ways can be elevated to a spiritual level:

"Verse 14, "She is like merchant ships; she brings her food from
afar." …..She is like a merchant ship--she takes a journey to get some food that's way off in the distance and she has to walk a long way to get it, but because of the delight she has in providing it for her family she willingly does that. She finds her complete satisfaction in the joy of serving. [She] goes great distances to find the very best, certainly for the best price, to bring the benefit to her family. She's engaged, you see, in good planning, careful management, but it's not just simplistic, it's not just bread and water; there are little things that she adds to make it rich and enjoyable, even if she has to go a long way to get it.
--From “The Proverbs 31 Woman” by Grace for You'>John F. MacArthur, Grace to You.

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