A few years ago I went to a funeral for my sister-in-laws Mom. She read to us about the Virtuous Woman from the bible and shared how her Mom was many of those things.
This really stuck with me. It is something I want to strive to be. I hope my kid's will rise up and call me blessed one day. I hope that this section of the bible will be something my kids will read about me.
I know I'm not great about rising early but this year I'm working on being up 30 minutes earlier than I typically do for school.
Her candle burns at night - she burns the midnight oil, working hard until jobs are done. This is another area I'm working on.
I'd love to hear how this passage of scripture inspires you!
Proverbs 31:10-31 (KJV)
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
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Several years ago, I too attended a funeral of a friend's mother where the qualities of the virtuous woman in Psalm 31 were read. Her children and grandchildren spoke of memories of her and how they saw these qualities of the virtuous woman in her life. I was in tears! It was so beautiful! I hope to live in such a way that I can leave the same kind of legacy.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing!