P31 Gal Revisted
verse 11 reads this way....I'm going to share it in a few translations because they are all so good.
New Century Version...Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs.
The Message...Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.
New Living Translation...Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
The New International Version...Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
The NKJV...The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
Husband here can also refer to God. The key to this verse is Trust.
Trust = confidence, security, hope.
"Her husband does securely and confidently trust in her with all his heart (feelings and emotions) because she will not defraud him."
Isn't the box in the above picture beautiful? My pastor made it for me. Hubby and I helped pay for trip that several of us sent our pastor on so he could un-interuptedly work on a book he is writing. I love this box.
As wives (or future wives), it is so important that our husbands trust us with their whole heart. Oftentimes when we hear the word trust in the same sentence with marriage we think of it relationally. He can't trust her because she had an affair, or vice versa. But it's so much more than that.
What are the ways our husbands can trust us?
1. Financially: Are you one who always overdraws the bank book and maxes out the credit card? Do you live like you have 3 incomes? My hubby manages our finances (I know what goes on tough), we have a budget and I choose to honor that by not overspending and always running purchases by him. I know many women manage the finances in their homes (you might be saying..."my husband overspends"...well, we're talking about us right now).
2. Emotionally: Are your words speaking life to and about your husband? Do you honor him with the words you speak? I recently was reading a friends facebook and she was really speaking negatively about her husband and others were picking up on it and agreeing...now maybe what she was saying had truth to it (I don't know), BUT....I feel that we should never tear our husbands down in public. We may have moments of frustration with our hubby's or they may have things that bother us, or maybe there are bigger issues, but those we share those things with should be few and very well trusted. As a leader I am careful who and what I say because someone may take it wrong and it will change the way they view my husband. He can trust me with my words. Do my moods swing so extreme that he has to walk on eggshells?
3. Physically: Can he trust me to take care of myself? To be healthy? To take care of the physical, health needs of our family? Do I conduct myself around other men in a way that he totally trusts me? Ladies, flirting with other men is just not a good idea. Yes, I do!
Does your husband feel like you take care of him and your children? Are you healthy spiritually, emotionally, mentally? Does he trust that you'll do what you say? If he asks you to mail the bills, can he trust you to do that? Trust comes in so many ways. It is so vital to all of our relationships. I want my husband to feel like he is guarded by me. He knows that I will stand up for him if someone is negative toward him, he knows that our home is cared for, there is food in the fridge, lunches and snacks made for him when he goes to work so he can eat healthy throughout the day.
What other areas can our husbands trust us in?
With Joy UNquenchable,