Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Woman of Virtue

These are just a few of the wonderful ladies that live in the same residence my mom lives in. My mom is the first one shown here. All these ladies are wonderful, loving women. They are always so glad to see me when I go visit. Frequently, I ask my mother to tell me if these ladies have children, if they have visitors, what interests these women have. As you can tell, they all love to have their pictures taken :). Looking at these photos reminded me of the scriptures that were used at my grandmother's funeral. They seem fitting for these women, so I thought I would list them here.
Proverbs 31:10-30
(New International Version)
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earning she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hands she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
and supplies the merchant with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her huband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.


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