Speaking with excellence

The rewards of living in excellence #Proverbs31#VickiCourtney

 

 Who can find an excellent woman?
    She is worth far more than rubies.

statue of an ancient woman with children

    
 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes.
    She can laugh at the days that are coming.                     

 She speaks wisely.
    She teaches faithfully.

 She watches over family matters.
    She is busy all the time.

 Her children stand up and call her blessed.
    Her husband also rises up, and he praises her.

 He says, “Many women do excellent things.
    But you are better than all the others.”

 

classical woman statue

Charm can fool you. Beauty fades.
    But a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised.

 Give her honor for all that her hands have done.
    Let everything she has done bring

praise to her at the city gate.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proverbs 31, NIV

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998, 2014 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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“As I think of godly women who ..consistently speak with wisdom and kindness, they all have one thing in common: each of these women exhibits a deep spirit of humility.

Displaying a spirit of humility comes naturally to someone who is in the habit of showing awe and reverence to God.

Someone who is humble understands that the only good in them comes as a result of the grace of God. They extend grace and mercy to others because they realize the value of God’s grace and mercy in their own lives.”

 

 

 

 

 

quote from

the Virtuous Woman:Shattering the Superwoman Myth  

 

by Vicki Courtney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can you laugh when things aren’t quite what you expect, maybe even difficult ? Laugh first, then learn,

Who can find an excellent woman?
    She is worth far more than rubies.

 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.

 She makes her own bed coverings.
    She is dressed in fine linen and purple clothes.

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 She makes linen clothes and sells them.
    She supplies belts to the traders.


 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes    

She can laugh at the days that are coming.

Preverbs 31, NIRV

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998, 2014 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

“The Bible advocates laughter as a part of our lives, yet we often allow the seriousness of life to quench our laughter. Lighten up when you fall short of perfection. While it is important to learn from our mistakes, it is equally important to laugh at our shortcomings.

The virtuous (excellent) woman of Proverbs 31 appears to have come to a place in her life where she trusted God with a calm, settled peace, and no matter what life brought her way, she determined never to stop laughing. If we are to laugh at the days to come, we must first learn to laugh at the day at hand. “

 

 

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