25.11.12

The Right Track

When the results are far in between and optimism is running low, 
it is comforting to know that at least, one is on the right track. 

Proverbs 31: 10-31

A good wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels. 

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.

She seeks wool and flax,





and works with willing hands.



She is like the ships of the merchant,
she brings her food from afar.

She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and tasks for her maidens.

She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plans a vineyard.

She girds her loins with strength
and makes her arms strong.


She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.

She puts her hands to the distaff
and her hands hold the spindle.

She opens her heart to the poor,
and reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.


She makes herself coverings;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers girdles to the merchant.

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.


She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness in on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all."

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord
is to be praised.

Give her the fruits of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.



2 comments:

  1. I just love this scripture reading...and your pictures; just lovely. What an absolutely beautiful and delicate flower!
    Thank you for this post.

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    1. That's right; Proverbs 31 is always a source of welcome reminders. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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