Larry Kelso

On Track With Bro. Larry

    Getting ready for UMW Sunday, I took a closer look at Proverbs 31. It’s not going to be my preaching text, but I thought I should at least look at it.

    My study revealed the marks of a virtuous person, an empowered person of faith. The passage is a poem in praise of the kind of woman all women should aspire to be, not because she can be the goddess of home and commerce, but because we worship the One God who is God over all.

    But just what does this virtue look like?

    The virtuous Christian is not concerned with indulging oneself nor landing huge personal profits. Remember, Jesus spoke of denying oneself – not indulging oneself. 

    It's not about "Show me the money." It's about "Show me the ministry." 

    It's not about self-promotion. The apostle James reminds us that true wisdom pours from above, but selfish ambition percolates from below.

    It's not about conventional wisdom; it's about godly wisdom.

    God invites women – and men – to be wired with wisdom, connected to the Eternal, and when they are, they will experience the empowerment of the woman described in Proverbs 31.

 Grace and peace – Bro. Larry