Thursday, September 27, 2007

A WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE


The biblical role of a woman is so important for all the folks in their life. They are to be a help-mate to their husband, a mother to their children which entales many roles. Ever since I was a little girl I looked forward to getting married and having children and the Lord has blessed me with such a wonderful family. I am thankful for His patience, His love and mostly His Grace as he molds this old lump into His likeness.
-Thank you Lord

Proverbs 31
10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
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.
14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
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.
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.

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


"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
1 Peter 3:3-4 This "beauty that comes from within" is that . . . meekness, quietness, gentleness, brokenness of heart, contrition of spirit, humility of mind, tenderness of conscience, which are fitting to the children of God. A gentle and quiet spirit is a woman's best ornament.
As to other gay and unbecoming ornaments, let those wear them, who wish to serve and to enjoy . . . the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Let the "daughters of Zion" manifest they have other ornaments than what the world admires and approves. Let them covet . . . the teachings of God, the smiles of His love, the whispers of His favor.
The more they have of these, the less will they care for the adornments which the "daughters of Canaan"run so madly after; by which also they often impoverish themselves, and by opening a way for admiration, too often open a way for seduction and ruin.
J.C.Philpot

4 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Good reminder. The world is so confused on this.

David Scott said...

Great post! I hope our ladies pay attention to this, because the world's influence is so strong to the contrary.

luvvom said...

Mother's are such special people...I know mine is! She was always at home for us kids and never sought to advance herself in this world. You know how I remember my mother? On her knees before her God praying. It's a comforting memory.

Marcian said...

Amen. This is wonderful advice. I am so glad to be able to ponder this today.