Now that I see, with the perspective of time, how being good works. It is with excitement that I encourage you to be good. I told a single girl last week, “To get a good man, you must be good.”
Learning what being good means frees us to look positively at where we are, who we are, what we can accomplish in this one life we are given. When I say “good” I do not mean a perfection that freezes our personality and creativity.
I’m a simple person; just give me the bottom line for now: goodness in the personality of a woman is a powerful force. It is a force for good in her marriage, her family, her world.
To know what is good consider the power and leverage of the model “good female”. Proverbs 31 tells us her life, her priorities, her exemplary marriage, how she runs her household, how she runs her business, how she cares for every person with her own personal love and consideration.
What are her priorities? — “She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.”
How do her children see her? — “Her children rise up and call her blessed . . . ”
Her husband, what does he think? — “Her husband praises her . . . ”
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. ”
No, we don’t need to look for praise, we look to be good, to do good, to care for our household, our husband, the poor, the unloved: “Her own works praise her . . . ”
(All quotes are from Proverbs 31)