Saturday, January 31, 2009
Honorable, Wise, Kind, Busy and Praiseworthy...
Today’s pearls are found in verses 25, 26, 27 and 28…Honorable, Wise and Kind, Busy and Praiseworthy.
"Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”
Honorable…we aren’t wrapped up in the externals of life, but in dignity and strength. There is nothing shallow about our faith. It is genuine, sincere and it dominates our thinking, our living and our witness to others around us.
"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
Wise and Kind…this is a goal I know I strive for every day. To be able to open my mouth with only wisdom and kindness! How many times have we yelled at our children only to answer the phone in a sweet voice to strangers? I know I have!
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Busy…we don’t sit around watching TV all day. We’re constantly doing something, making sure our homes are in order, the laundry is not overflowing and there is food on the table.
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
Praiseworthy…what a benefit to being a virtuous woman when our husbands look at us and smile! You know they’re telling us how much they love and appreciate all we do for the family. When our children tell other people how we’ve helped them, they’re telling others of their love for us!
What wonderful pearls these are to strive for! Tomorrow’s pearls are Attains, Fear of the Lord and Fruit Bearing. We’re almost to the end, come back to find out how we can get our necklaces full with pearls!