3.05.2012

{monday’s mantra}

I don’t know that you’ve ever seen me talk about religion on this blog, mainly because I don’t think that I ever have. But it seemed only fitting that this week’s mantra was the quote that I’ve been turning to this past week. And it just so happens that this quote is a bible verse.

You’ve probably seen this floating around Pinterest for a while now, but it’s only recently that I actually opened my bible to read it in context.

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Like I said, you’ve probably seen this around. But have you read the whole Proverb?

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
   and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
   bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
   her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
   and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
   and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
   she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
   where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
   and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
   she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
   and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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This may or may not be the first and last time that you read a scripture from the bible on this blog here. I just thought it was fitting. I’ve been reading it every night, and I love it.

7 comments:

MarieHarmony said...

Wow, thank you so much for sharing the whole Proverb Joelle. I too think I will read it often, it is so inspiring. Looking forward for more.
Have a blessed Monday!

Jenna said...

Such a powerful verse directed specifically at us woman... I love it! And I'm glad you're back!

xxx
Jenna

kelsie fennell said...

Love this proverb! I hadn't actually read it in context and I love it so much more now. Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a fantastic week!

Lauren McKenna said...

This is one of my favorites! I'm so, so glad you shared it :)

Rachel said...

I. love. this. SO MUCH! Thanks for posting. Needed to hear this this morning!

Christianna said...

This is so good! Thanks for sharing. I haven't read this in awhile and it's always awesome!

Susan said...

Joelle I think this is fantastic! This is exactly what I need to hear right now!