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Modeling excellence-Weekend Words

 

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

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

 

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24 She makes linen clothes and sells them.
    She supplies belts to the traders.
25 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes.
    She can laugh at the days that are coming.

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“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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Choosing excellence- Weekend Words from Proverbs 31

 

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Bible open to Proverbs 31 with yarn and knitting needles

Pursuing excellence-Weekend Words

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian woman working on a large loom

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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.

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

 

 

 

 

“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. “

 

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Choosing excellence- Weekend Words from Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

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

woman standing with arms outstretched

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13 She chooses wool and flax.
    She loves to work with her hands.
14 She is like the ships of traders.
    She brings her food from far away.
15 She gets up while it is still night.
    She provides food for her family.
16 She considers a field and buys it.
    She uses some of the money she earns to plant a vineyard.
17 She gets ready to work hard.
    Her arms are strong.

 

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

 

“Proverbs 31 reminds us that virtuous women are a rare find. It is not a label that many will earn. There are some areas when we feel we do well, and others that many need improvement.

A virtuous woman will recognize that her worth has nothing to do with appearance, talent, or the opinions of others.

She will recognize that her past belongs in the past and a future awaits her.

God does not expect perfection, but rather , perseverance. “

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