On Mother’s Day, I was reading Proverbs 31 and thought how impossible it would be a Proverbs 31 woman. Then, my husband handed me my Mother’s Day card depicting The Modern Proverbs 31 Woman. I love how it explained today’s mother, and I wanted to share it with you along with the Bible passage.
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Now enjoy the DaySpring The Modern Proverbs 31 Woman version.
She gets up early to make sure everyone gets breakfast, gets dressed, and she finds the missing library book that is due today.
She’s constantly on the go-shuttling her family to school activities, church activities and extra-curricular activities.
She runs to the grocery store, to the bank, and to pick up a present for a birthday party (all in under one hour).
She cleans, she washes dishes. She does laundry, laundry and MORE laundry.
She checks homework, she makes dinner, she picks up toys off the floor.
She gives discipline when needed and gives love ALWAYS.
She makes sure baths are taken, teeth are brushed, bedtime stories are read, and prayers are said.
She says, “I Love You,” and “good night.”
She gets up in the middle of the night to soothe away bad dreams and stomach aches and to tuck little ones back into bed.
And the next day, she does it all over AGAIN.
You’re a modern day Proverbs 31 woman-You make sacrifices and work really hard so your family has everything they need. For all you do and for the faithful woman you are, you’re appreciated and loved.
Man, that’s awesome! It hit the nail on the head.
I trust you had a fabulous Mother’s Day. If you have something you’d like to share, feel free to do so.