An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. — Proverbs 31:10 NASB
Proverbs 31 is famously known as the “Virtuous Wife”. In verse 10, the word “excellent” is also translated as virtuous or noble. The Hebrew word means “strong, efficient, wealthy, military force”. That sounds like an incredible warrior princess, right? This scripture is a prophetic description of the Bride of Christ, the Church, us. And now we are the bride-to-be, but when Jesus returns we will be brought fully into our position as the noble warrior wife of Christ.
This past Sunday we discussed in groups what this scripture means for us as a church. Then we had members of each group share what they believed the Lord was saying specifically to Wellspring through Proverbs 31. Through this process, we practiced studying and chewing on scripture, and we practiced interpreting and applying the prophetic. Doing exercises like this together is an opportunity for everyone to participate in cultivating each other spiritually. This is what church, the body and bride of Christ, is suppose to look like — a spiritual family intent on mutual edification and on glorifying Jesus Christ, the Head, the Groom.
For me as a pastor, it was wonderful to watch my brothers and sisters studying, conversing, and interacting over scripture. When each group shared what they discovered there was such a sense of fullness in the room. Each one of us even in our greatest moments of revelation only carry a small piece of the puzzle. It’s when we come together in unity and submission to the Holy Spirit that our small pieces are brought together to reveal a big picture. This is just one of the beautiful and wonderful benefits of being part of a church like Wellspring.
May God fill you completely with joy and peace!