Friday, October 16, 2009

better

I'm not sure why I have never come across this passage before, but its true. Sad, but true.

I am in a bit of a funk this morning. I'm feeling a bit 'at the end of my rope' and have snapped a little this morning. I was reading a blog and really wanted to dive into a different subject, but this has distracted me. Obviously, in a good way.

The Proverbs 31 Woman :

10 An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.

rare, precious

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

trustworthy

12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

kind Her Character as a Wife

13 She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.

works joyfully

14 She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.

goes extra mile to get choicest goods

15 She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.

disciplined

16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

enterprising, prudent with money

17 She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.

energetic

18 She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.

good steward

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.

diligent, Her Devotion as a Homemaker

20 She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

compassionate, generous, Her Generosity
as a Neighbor

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

provident

22 She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

elegant

23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.

influential

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

industrious, Her Devotion as a Homemaker

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.

poised

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

wise Her Influence as a Teacher

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.

manages her home

28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

praiseworthy

29 "Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."

distinguished Her Effectiveness as a Mother

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

God-fearing

31 Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

honored Her Excellence as a Person


~ Proverbs 31:10-31

This sure makes me want to be better and DO better.

1 comment:

Jan said...

Rachel, I think this is what I was meant to hear today. Thank you for bringing it to me. God's blessings to you.
Jan