Monday, March 29, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman

Have you ever read the Proverbs 31 woman scripture and felt a little lost with the 'terms' used??? Now don't get me wrong I'm not saying something negative about the B-i-b-l-e and I obviously want to strive to be like her!!! But how often do you get things from merchant ships from afar?? Haha ;0)! Anyway, in the Bible study I'm doing this scripture has been referenced quite a bit so our study leader decided to create her OWN interpretation of the things listed. This is not 'thus sayth the Lord' just something she wanted to do to help her and us better understand the scripture. I really liked it so thought I would share! Happy Monday!

Proverbs 31:10-31
A wife with noble character is hard to find and she is worth more than diamonds.

Her husband is confident in her and she brings him good, not harm.

She knows what she needs to do to make her work successful and she works with eager hands.

She gets up early to make the most of her day, to provide what her family needs.

She wisely considers opportunities and uses her earnings to further benefit her family.

She takes care of herself and is physically able to keep up with the demands of her life.

She sees that her work us successful, which encourages her during the long hours of her day.

She is generous and finds ways to help those in need.

Her household is safe and provided for, so she is not one to fear sudden disaster or danger.

Her husband is respected at his job.

She makes the things her family needs and shops for the best bargains.

She has strength and grace and she is confident that the Lord will see her through whatever challenges she may face in the coming days.

She speaks with love and wisdom and she instructs her children as she watched over them.

She knows what’s going on in her house.

She is not lazy and she does not gossip or slander.

Even though her children dislike being disciplined, deep down, they know she loves them and they praise her.

She recognizes true inner beauty and has a reverential fear of the Lord.

Let her be praised and loved!!


Rebecca said...

Thanks for this... all good stuff. It's a good way to start off the week thinking about. I like this translation too. I've done many studies on this Proverb alone. You'd think it's stapled to my face. Though I'm reminded that there are areas of my life that don't quite measure up. Thank God he's still working on me. Personally not having a mom, myself I use this Proverb woman as my example. Hey why not even if I did have my mom?

Emily Murphy said...

Great translation, very helpful! Thanks Katelyn! :-)