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Proverbs 31: Part 2&3 The Balanced Woman….

Good evening y’all. Apologies i didn’t get round to posting yesterdays blog on verses 15 -18. I am going to do a combined blog for yesterday and today, covering verses 15 – 22.

Be blessed 🙂

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Verse 15
“She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls” (NLT).

She does whatever needs to be done to provide for her family; to make sure they are well taken care of, even if it means waking up way early to get the ball rolling. She puts her families comfort ahead of hers.

Verse 16
“She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard” (NKJV).
 
She is an entrepreneur. She is not impulsive in her decisions but she thinks it through. NKJV says she “considers…”, that is, she thinks it through, weighs all the pros and cons before buying the land. She is good at negotiating and investing.

Verse 17
“She is energetic and strong, a hard worker” (NLT)

She strengthens herself. She is not a lazy woman. She prepares her mind for work. She does all of this out of love for her family.

Verse 18
“She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night” (NKJV).

She senses that what she’s doing is productive and can see the effect it has on her family. This motivates her to continue to work even till late at night.

I also thought from the later part of the verse where it says “her lamp doesn’t go out”, that this could mean she knows how to juggle all the tasks she has to do, so that she doesn’t burn out physically.

Verse 19
“Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber” (NLT)

Again, showing the creative and hardworking side of her.

Verse 20
“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy” (NLT)

She is always ready to help the poor and needy.

Verse 21
“She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes” (NLT).

She makes sure her family is prepared in and out of season. Nothing catches her by surprise. She plans in advance.

Verse 22
“She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple” (NKJV).

She takes good care of herself. In the midst of the busyness around her, she still makes time out to make sure she is well clothed including her family and home.

I pray God gives us the grace and strength to be this woman in our daily lives.

Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to leave your thots on chapter.

Tomorrow we continue with verses 23 – 26

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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Proverbs 31 – More precious than Rubies

Good evening y’all. Today we start our 5 day in depth study of Proverbs 31.

We will be studying verses 1 – 14 today

Be blessed 🙂

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Verses 10 – 14  stood out for me on how a good women is a treasure to her husband.

10 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”. (NLT)

“10 A truly good wife
is the most precious treasure
    a man can find!
11 Her husband depends on her,
    and she never
    lets him down.
12 She is good to him
    every day of her life,
13     and with her own hands
    she gladly makes clothes.
14 She is like a sailing ship
    that brings food
    from across the sea”. (CEV)

As a single lady desiring to get married soon (yeah my BOAZ has found me 😉 ), I’m asking myself what qualities i can learn from the woman described here. So i have decided to list the the qualities of the virtuous woman in the verses above
She is trustworthy / dependable
– She nourishes and builds up
– She does good and not harm
– She is hardworking and creative

I desire to be all of this and much more to my future husband but at the same time, i know i cannot achieve this without Gods help. I need to allow the Holy spirit take control of my my heart, for it all starts from the heart. Proverbs 4: 23 tells us to guard our heart, for out of it flows the issues of life

I pray the Holy Spirit will freely have his way in our lives and help us to be virtuous women. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Tomorrow we will be focusing on verses 15 – 18.

Also check out Courtney’s blog from Good Morning Girls on todays verses. See blog here

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***