2014-05-18 - Traits of the Virtuous Wife
Ruth ~ Part 39 ~ Godly Speech
The virtuous wife is dedicated to godly speech. Purity or virtuosity in speech is something greatly lacking in this society. It is part of the responsibility of parents to encourage this trait in their children, both male and female. It is also the responsibility of Christian young people to remember that their words represent the Lord, and so they should speak accordingly, no matter how their friends may talk.
At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She exclaimed, Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me a foreigner? May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord, she said. You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue (Ruth 2:10,13; Proverbs 31:26, NIV).
To be continued.
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