Can two walk together except they agree..? one popular rhetoric .. I feel like arguing that the answer is yes . . I have the feeling I’m not alone.. maybe you know number of people.. who act like the answer is yes..I don’t know what they believe.. but when I find people acting yes.. I want to believe that they have also agreed with the person inside them that the answer is yes..
O.k so two are walking together, this lady who is very resourceful is in a union with a guy who is not resourceful in any way and is not willing to be..if the lady is reasonable.. its only logical to think that even though they are walking together now…the walk is a doomed expedition....this lady knows that God is her ultimate source of energy, wisdom and resources therefore her relationship with God is of a great importance to her and it shows in her character, so lets say she walks with a Man who doesn’t see a relationship with God as something that should be prioritized..and no, he’s not an agnostic in any way. They could definitely live together for some time and realize they are not working out..because their decisions will not rhyme a good number of times.. or they could even live with each other like that for years, but one of them at least will know that they are not getting the best from the relationship, now it becomes a fight between her happiness and her “married” status..could be a tough one.. and I don’t see the point of any relationship..that’s depriving either of the parties their happiness..
O.K so now I’ll answer the question again..Can two walk together, except they agree .. I’ll YES, but what is the point of walking with someone who always slows you down and reduces your altitude .lol .Its a robust “No” people, if we want to value our lives and make the best of it. No abeg.
So when proverbs talks about this woman and the way she runs her life and that of her family.. I feel its just apropos to talk about the man beside this woman..
I saw something interesting, I never knew it was there, I always thought the the whole of pro31 was talking about the woman.., then I asked myself.. havnt I read this chapter before.. cos If I read and forgot I’ll know.. but here It was like it had just been included..o.k well.. It was talking about ..whispers** alcohol…..i guess we can take some as long as we don’t get drunk.. maybe we should read what it says..
The words of King Lemuel, the strong advice his mother gave him:
"Oh, son of mine, what can you be thinking of!
Child whom I bore! The son I dedicated to God!
Don't dissipate your virility on fortune-hunting women,
promiscuous women who shipwreck leaders.
"Leaders can't afford to make fools of themselves,
gulping wine and swilling beer,
Lest, hung over, they don't know right from wrong,
and the people who depend on them are hurt.
Use wine and beer only as sedatives,
to kill the pain and dull the ache
Of the terminally ill,
for whom life is a living death.
"Speak up for the people who have no voice,
for the rights of all the down-and-outers.
Speak out for justice!
Stand up for the poor and destitute!" Proverbs 31: 1 – 9
then look at verse 23 veeeerry briefly .. ;)
Her husband is well known at the city gates,
where he sits with the other civic leaders. Proverbs 31:23
These are what a King says his mother told him, and we all know how we’ll listen to a Bill Gates, President Obama when they say , whispers** let me tell you how to get to the top.
So lets say the pro31 woman has been a good student of God’s word, which then makes her a wise person and kind as well (v 26) , Lets say she has a good attitude and doesn’t grumble (v 25), lets say she knows how much she’z been blessed with skills and abilities and she does her best to maximize them (vv 13, 1-18, 24) , lets say she knows that God is her source of everything, and this makes her confident which makes her family to also trust her because they know she has thier best interest in mind (vv 15- 11).
Lets say she’z all that.. I find it hard to imagine that a man who doesn’t value this qualities will be able to stay by her through their lives. Clearly he man in verse 28 values her quite well. Hmm so maybe there’s a certain kind of man that’s supposed to be beside the famous virtuous woman, not maybe, certainly, for to have any kind of man alongside her would be her trading her happiness in life for that man.
Life is all about giving, and if this woman with all her worth (v10) decides to be with a man. I think its just reasonable for the man to respect and value her by being the kind of man she can and always respects.