Friday, July 16, 2010


Striving to be 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.


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


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 the extra mile

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


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.


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, devoted

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

compassionate, generous

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


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


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


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


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


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


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:


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


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


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

~ Proverbs 31:10-31


Emily said...

whew...that's a tough list to live up to FOR REAL!I especially needed the reminder to be KIND and WORK JOYFULLY :)

Tracey said...

God gives you many gifts, these gifts are yours to use though out your life time,
we all, are a work in progress,
just as I think God wants us to be
...growing,seaking and striving to have a personal relationship with him
God knows your heart and your every thought
You are going to be an amazing wife, I know God is smiling down on you with happiness
There are no words to tell you how proud of you I am and how MUCH I LOVE YOU, Mama