Thursday, January 1, 2009

Proverbs 31 Woman or Proverbs 32 Woman?

Proverbs 32

1 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. And she will remind you of that worth every day until death do you part.

2 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. If he does she will remind him of how worthless he is or has become.

3 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. That is unless she is scorned and then all bets are off.

4 She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight. But you must tell her how much she is appreciated and daily is recommended. Otherwise delight turns into bitterness.

5 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar as long as it isn't too far and takes too much of the day.

6 She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens. So when she is cranky by the time you get home... you need to understand.

7 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. Then she will make sure others know that it is her labor and has nothing to do with you.

8 She girds herself with strength, And makes her arms strong as long as she doesn't have anything physically wrong with her. Then this isn't applicable.

9 She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. Not until she is good and ready to turn it off.

10 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. She then realizes that she's forgotten how to sew and gets upset because she hasn't the extra money to buy that outfit she saw in the store the other day.

11 She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy. As long as they aren't too poor and needy. That would require adding another entree and one might have to wait a whole 20 minutes for something to thaw in the microwave.

12 She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. But if it rains and they don't wipe off their shoes and track mud in the house... they just don't care.

13 She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. She just needs a lot of linen and looks like Barney because she has just let herself go over the years and now she can't get rid of the weight at all.

14 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. They will never forget the "ON STRIKE" sign that was in the front lawn.

15 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. Then gets with the women and complains about how she has to do all of this because the dear husband isn't cutting the mustard.

16 Strength and dignity she does not know, And she cries loudly at the future.

17 She opens her mouth in folly, And the teaching of bitterness is on her tongue.

18 She looks to the ways of her household, shakes her head and then lies down..

19 Her children rise up and can't wait to find the door; Her husband only likes the door from the inside and trembles when he sees it from the outside, and he avoids her, saying:

20 "Many daughters have done nobly, But you... what can I do to please you."

21 And beware of the hissy fit. No man likes it when that happens.

Author Unknown

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Candy-Faith said...

That was a good one!
Thankfully I am not a Proverbs 32 woman! I can say that with all honesty. Not that Im anywhere near being perfect of being a proverbs 31 lady...need some work there still :)
But boy, I would never want to be anything close to what is described as the proverbs 32 lady...yikes!

:) candy

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Candy! :)


Jill said...

I am neither. The Proverbs 31 woman had a household of servants to help her. I do the best I can by myself.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Jill! I wouldn't think we would need servants today, we have appliances that do work for us lol. Thank the Lord for a dishwasher and washing machine!! :) Although it would be nice to have a maid.....hehe


blessedmomof3 said...

Hi Bev! Thanks for checking up on me. I'm ok, just have something that has been upsetting and worring me lately, and I'm hoping that I am worrying for nothing. But yes, I am ok, just have been feeling really down.

Hope you've had a great start to the new year!

Christian Homekeeper said...

I hope you feel better soon Andrea, thanks for the comment! :)


Linda said...

Hi, Bev. This was a good post. It is sad when so call Christian women aren't tender-hearted enough to recognize the rebellion that rises within. The Proverbs 31 woman is quite a goal to press for but not one that we as woman cannot desire, long for, pray for, and try to live out in accordance to what the New Testament teaches women to be. It definitely shows us that we need God's tender mercies and help to be godly women and good homemakers in all aspects of our life.


Christian Homekeeper said...

I agree, thanks for the comment Linda! :) I still have things to work on and with God's help, he will continue to make the Christian Woman I'm supposed to be!


Homequeen said...

Browsing through your interesting site yet again Bev, I came across this thought-provoking post.
I hope I am like the Proverbs 31 woman who cares for her husband, family and home.
Servants? Who needs 'em?
We live in an "automated world" where nowadays we can program ovens, dishwashers and washing machines, ( and even "robot" vaccum cleaners!) to take care of the never-ending cycle of daily chores
for us. Praise the Lord!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Yes, we are so blessed in society today! We have so much less that we don't have to do - machines can do it for us! Yet, still some are so busy but really we should have more time for others and life in general right? lol =0


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