1998-07-18 - Everything as if Unto the Lord
The Virtuous Woman Series, Part 9
Proverbs 31:18a - "She perceiveth that her merchandise is good."
There are some stores that you just don't go into. There are some companies whose labels you avoid. There are some restaurants you won't eat in. There are countries that you won't buy from. Whether it's because the service is bad, the building is unclean, or the merchandise is ill-prepared, you just won't go there, eat there, or buy that.
The Proverbs 31 woman knows that if it isn't good, she shouldn't set it out for sale. 1 Corinthians 10:31 is a way of life for her, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
Colossians 3:17 & 23 show in her every action, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men."
She knows that everything that she does reflects her attitude toward God. She knows also that her every move is a testimony to her love for God. Other people see it in her. People know that they can depend on her because she depends on Him.
"My Dear God, help me to reflect You. Lord, forgive me when I do my less than best. Lord sometimes I think about myself instead of having You be the forefront of my thought. I know You love me, help me to love You with the same intensity. Father, help my merchandise to be good. Thank You. Amen."