Monday, January 26, 2009

Memory Monday: Proverbs 31:10-31

By the suggestion of my beloved I will be treasuring...

The Woman Who Fears the LORD

An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than(B) 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 portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself 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 hand tothe 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 bed coverings for herself;
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 sashes 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 is 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 of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.

I pray that I can diligently work on meditating and memorizing these verses from His word.
JOYfully in Him,
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Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...


Welcome to Memory Monday, Kelli! So glad you're joining us.

Can't wait to hear more about your memorizing and how it's going from week to week. I've found that for long passages like this one, it helps me to simply read it several times each day.

And sweet husband!


Traci said...

WOW! That's a VERSE, except it's not. It's a chapter I guess. I just glanced at it and thought there was no way I could memorize the whole thing ... Satan speaking, no?

Thanks for sharing this and encouraging me today!