A Virtuous Wife

This afternoon, I attended a lunch-hour webinar at work about Managing Inventory – detailing best practices and how to quantify “carrying cost” and the impact on an organization, as well as many other very helpful topics.

 

I could not help but think of the “Proverbs 31 Woman” and consider ways these “best practices” would also help me better “get my own house in order”!

 

Consider .. and by that I mean, REALLY read SLOWLY and thoughtfully through these verses ..

 

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10
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.”

30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

31
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

 

 

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About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at http://grace2grow.com and http://grace2grow.blogspot.com/, or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/grace2grow

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