Friday, September 18, 2009
My Virtuous Woman
Note: “Virtuous” means to have moral integrity.
Pro 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
I couldn’t find her, the Lord had to bring her to me! Rubies? She is worth more than the world!
Pro 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
I trust her with my life and all my heart. “Spoil” = acquired stuff. I’d trade everything I have for her.
Pro 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She means well in everything she does, Her motives are pure.
Pro 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
A harder worker, I have never seen.
Pro 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Pro 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She is up before daylight, preparing for the family’s day.
Pro 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Business acumen, and a gardener to boot!
Pro 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
In shape and shapely!
Pro 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Her laptop goeth not out by night. She is the best at what she does. 2 degrees, the best at what she does. The cream rises to the top.
Pro 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Whatever her hands find to do prospers.
Pro 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She has the gift of giving, sometimes to my chagrin.
Pro 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She knows how to find good quality at great bargains.
Pro 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
See picture above!
Pro 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Without her I am nothing. She is definitely an help meet for me, the better half.
Pro 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Productive and industrious.
Pro 31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
This verse, as well as her clothes, fit her to a tee! Oh, and she's getting a CCW!
Pro 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She is as wise as anyone I know.
Pro 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Up early, to bed late, runs all day, pillows her head and is out like a light.
Pro 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Her husband can’t say enough good, the children? They need to work on this.
Pro 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
How did Solomon know so much about my wife?
Pro 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Godly, humble and still so beautiful.
Pro 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.