A woman, from the days of young, is the pride of her father.
Like a son, she has dreams and aspires to be greater than her father.
Her father, with all his love, blesses her and prays that all her dreams come true.
Then she grows older, her father being her mentor, encouraging her and cheering her on all the way.
On her wedding day, she knew that even though her vows are to her husband, she will love no above her father.
The blessings and prayers of a father set her on thriving platform.
The definition of a virtuous woman is she.
She is the pride of her husband and the legacy of her father.
Yet, in all her entirety, her desire for her husband comes across as her limitation.
Then she realized Genesis 3:16 –
“… Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Before marriage, she would have thought that to be a blessing
Now, in happiness and in anger, in good times and in bad, in good health and the bad, in disappointments and pleasure, she is unable to rise beyond her desire to be able to call the shots concerning her expectation about her husband.
Some Bible experts claim that the most basic and straightforward understanding of this verse is that woman and man would now have ongoing conflict. In contrast to the ideal conditions in the Garden of Eden and the harmony between Adam and Eve, their relationship, from that point on, would include a power struggle. The NLT translation states it clearly as: “You will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.”
The unravelling of this mystery becomes daunting as she is weary to give up her dreams in the hope for raising the perfect family.
The she remembered the New Testament said in Romans 8:2 –
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”
Now, although it’s become a struggle, she seeks to adopt the advice in the book of Ephesians 5:22-24 while she prays that her husband will adopt the advice in verse 25 to give himself up for her.
Only in this way will she be able to fulfil her dreams from her days of youth.