Bullets From The Bible 11-28-17

  • Proverbs 31:10-29 says, “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies
    [11] The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
    [12] She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
    [13] She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.
    [14] She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.
    [15] She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.
    [16] She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.
    [17] She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
    [18] She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night.
    [19]She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.
    [20] She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
    [21] She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
    [22] She makes tapestry 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 sashes for the merchants.
    [25] Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.
    [26] She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
    [27] She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
    [28] Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
    [29] “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

    A good and virtuous woman is a rare thing in this modern world. This passage describes a virtuous woman and the passage still applies today. Women— strive to be this woman. Men— encourage your wives when they are this woman.

    Verse 10– A virtuous woman is rare. Her value is like rubies.
    Verse 11– A virtuous woman is trustworthy.
    Verse 12– A virtuous woman is supportive of her husband.
    Verse 13– A virtuous woman is a hard worker.
    Verse 14– A virtuous woman provides food for her family.
    Verse 15– A virtuous woman is not lazy.
    Verse 16– A virtuous woman is smart in business.
    Verse 17– A virtuous woman is capable.
    Verse 18– a virtuous woman is prepared.
    Verse 19– a virtuous woman is willing to work.
    Verse 20– a virtuous woman is compassionate.
    Verse 21– a virtuous woman prepares her family.
    Verse 22– a virtuous woman takes care of herself.
    Verse 23– a virtuous woman helps make her husband a better man.
    Verse 24– a virtuous woman is good with money.
    Verse 25– a virtuous woman will rejoice in the future for the effort she puts forth now.
    Verse 26– a virtuous woman speaks wisdom and kindness.
    Verse 27– a virtuous woman keeps her home and watches over it.
    Verse 28– a virtuous woman is loved and praised by her children and husband.
    Verse 29– a virtuous woman does better than well. She excels!