by Gina L.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2016~Volume 16, Number 5
"Panning for Gold" Proverbs 31 Study Series Part 5
Proverbs 31:14 says the Virtuous Woman is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. We must not be so quick to spiritualize everything in Scripture (though I think that we can safely draw some applications in time), but first let us actually consider what is being stated here by God in His Word.
by Gina L.
from Virtuous Daughters, July 2016~Volume 16, Number 4
"Panning for Gold" Proverbs 31 Study Series Part 4
In Proverbs 31:13, we find that the Virtuous Woman seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Several months ago I was reading this verse and then into the room bounded my little 9 year-old daughter. She is a picture of this verse actually, scurrying about the house with a smile, helping all who are in need, and even today she was hand sewing a little dog bed for the puppy. Just this week we had guests over for lunch and Lydia (age 9, remember) single-handedly made apple crisp from fresh apples and made homemade pizzas, even grinding the whole wheat flour. Though Lydia has just about mastered this verse, I still thought when I saw her walk into the room that I would take time to remind her of its importance lest she forget her industrious ways, but I was in for a surprise. Focusing on the word “work” in the verse, I told her how in many ways the virtuous woman was like Martha—a real servant with busy hands working and serving. I really thought I was doing a good job explaining until Lydia stopped me and said, “But Mom, Martha wasn’t working willingly.”
Wow! How did I miss the importance of that little word? I hardly even saw it there really. How did I overlook the significance of not only obeying the actions God desires in us, but the attitude also? God indeed desires hands that are working, and all women will have opportunities in all stages of their lives to work with their hands, but let us seek to embrace the willingly part.
by Gina L.
from Virtuous Daughters, June 2016~Volume 16, Number 3
"Panning for Gold" Proverbs 31 Study Part 3
Proverbs 31:12 states that the Virtuous Woman will do her husband good and not evil all the days of her life.
Many young girls reading this verse think perhaps this sounds like a very easy task. They imagine a sort of knight in shining armor who comes to sweep them off their feet and whisk them to a wonderful land of romance and togetherness where they only desire to do this brave, kind man good and never evil….or maybe they just expect a good Christian young man to come calling, and that since they both love Christ, doing him good will sort of just come naturally.
by Gina L.
from Virtuous Daughters, May 2016~Volume 16, Number 2
"Panning for Gold" Proverbs 31 Study Series Part 2
We embark on our journey of discovery, searching for hid treasure in bringing to light the characteristics of a woman of virtue by looking to the acrostic poem in Proverbs 31.
Introducing the Virtuous Woman…
In Proverbs 31:11, we find that the heart of her husband safely trusts in her so that he shall have no need of spoil. Notice that it says safely trusts.
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