This Same Proverbs 31


Originally posted on Friday, 7 November 2014


Hi world,

Today was a Proverbs 31 kind of day. It's amazing how God's word is new all the time. Do you know how many times I've read this Proverbs 31 chapter? From the very many movements encouraging women to strive to be the kind of woman described there to my serious respect for Janette's "I will wait" piece.

Pause.

If you haven't heard this already, please help yourself to it right now. 


Yes, she is a very talented lyricist. Glory be to God. 

I read Proverbs 31:10-31 and it's interesting how I picked out so many things that still need to submit to the Biblical standards.  From my sleep habits, to my attitude towards the future. I thank God for the Bible, for all that is in it and for this renewed interest in digging deeper.

I figured it'd be best if you just read it:

A Wife of Noble Character
10 [b]Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
    and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
    with her earnings she plants a vineyard.17 She is energetic and strong,
    a hard worker.18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
    her fingers twisting fiber.20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
    for everyone has warm[c] clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads.
    She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
    where he sits with the other civic leaders.24 She makes belted linen garments
    and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
    and she gives instructions with kindness.27 She carefully watches everything in her household
    and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

A little humour too...#bestofcompliments  

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