The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him.
2 Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!
Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!
3 Do not spend your strength[a] on women,
your vigor on those who ruin kings. Proverbs 31: 1-3 NIV
Yesterday we spent sometime establishing the truth that Proverbs 31 was written as a training and admonition to a son from his mother. In times past many have believed and thought this scripture was primarily for women. But the first verse again establishes this as not true. As people of God and especially as parents as a whole we must ensure that culture does not raise our children. We must be wise and make sure that they are not looking at these so called celebrities as their guide and standard. This is in no way meant to denigrate or condemn those people. I enjoy many of them in performances and movies and pray for a lot of them personally as as assignment. However unless they are born again they are not ‘stars‘. I know what they mean as a student can be a standout or star performer but I always remember something the Lord told me long ago about celebrities. He said “Vincent, I promised Abraham that his Seed would be like the stars of heaven. The devil took that and perverted it. The number one characteristic of a star is LIGHT!” I really took that to heart when He told me that and never forgot it. Many not all of the people that are so called stars do not have any light. Some are filed with darkness and sadness and depressions and need the deliverance that only Christ can provide so that they can live he full and abundant life He died for them to have.
In Proverbs 31 King Lemuel’s mother reminds him not to spend his strength on women or his vigor on things that ruin kings. Solomon could have used this scripture himself as this very thing is what pulled his heart from God even though he was exceedingly wise. When we go after Godly qualities in relationships we will always win because The Father knows what is best for us. The woman may look good but The Word says beauty is vain because it will not last so most of the qualities you see in Proverbs 31 stem from inner character and dignity, not the over sexualized falseness that is so prevalent today in men and women. I encourage you to let The Word be your guide in your dealings and especially your relationships. A relationship can detour your life if it is not proper. This book of wisdom holds many secrets for success for us if we will study it out and take heed.
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!