Proverbs 31 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
10 Who can find an excellent woman?
She is worth far more than rubies.
17 She gets ready to work hard.
Her arms are strong.
18 She sees that her trading earns a lot of money.
Her lamp doesn’t go out at night.
19 With one hand she holds the wool.
With the other she spins the thread.
20 She opens her arms to those who are poor.
She reaches out her hands to those who are needy.
21 When it snows, she’s not afraid for her family.
All of them are dressed in the finest clothes.
“Deep in the heart of every person is a desperate need to feel worth and value. Most people will end up defining their worth according to the world rather than by God’s standard of measure.
Defining our worth correctly is critical not only in our pursuit to be a virtuous woman but for our overall mental health. One can wonder how many addictions, mental anxieties, and health problems could be avoided if the worth of the individual had been properly defined in the first place.
The virtuous (excellent) woman of Proverbs 31 had defined her worth according to God’s standards. “
by Vicki Courtney
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