Strength, Endurance, Well-Rounded, Charitable...Thursday, January 29, 2009
Today’s pearls are found in Proverbs 17, 18, 19 and 20…Strength, Endurance, Well-Rounded and Charitable.
“She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.”
Strength…not only are our physical bodies cared for so that we can do the work that needs to be done, but our spirits are well-maintained as well. Our strength comes from the Lord, we spend time dwelling on His Word, building up our faith.
“She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.”
Endurance…the ability to exert ourselves for a long period of time. We’re willing to stay up late to finish the job. How many of us can testify to staying up late to mop the floors while everyone else is sleeping?
“She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.”
Well-Rounded…a distaff is the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning. Spinning wool takes concentration and hands guided with knowledge. We use wisdom and intelligence as a guide to ALL we do, even sewing buttons on a shirt or fixing a torn pocket or balancing our checkbooks at the end of the month.
“She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.”
Charitable…we know our Bible. We know that part of our job as Christians is to see to the poor in our neighborhoods and in our church community. We know if a need arises, we try to help out by preparing food for new mothers or grieving families. We know that if we give to the poor we are giving to the Lord and He will bless us.
Tomorrow’s pearls are Provider, Well-Dressed, Wife of a Good Husband and Good Business Woman…wow!
Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight.
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