Who can find an excellent woman?
She is worth far more than rubies.
She gets ready to work hard.
Her arms are strong.
She sees that her trading earns a lot of money.
Her lamp doesn’t go out at night.
With one hand she holds the wool.
With the other she spins the thread.
She opens her arms to those who are poor.
She reaches out her hands to those who are needy.
When it snows, she’s not afraid for her family.
All of them are dressed in the finest clothes.
Proverbs 31 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
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“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 (excellent) 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. “Vicki Courtney
the Virtuous Woman-Shattering the Superwoman Myth
by Vicki Courtney
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Excellent words to ponder. How many times is worth associated with money and the amount we earn. It can be frustrating when you’re asked how much money are you making? What about volunteer work — with the poor, disabled, even animals. Pursuing wealth instead of following what God’s word will not bring happiness or fulfillment. Have a great weekend.
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Thanks for sharing Marisa, it is easy to get caught up in the pursuit of things that ultimately don’t matter. All the recent natural disasters and loss of property demonstrates how temporary things are.