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Let Her Own Works Praise Her

Let Her Own Works Praise Her

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 Recently, Joy told me that she loves to make her husband hearty and delicious lunches to take to work. All the other men that work with her husband, Jim, see his lunches and Jim tells them what an amazing wife that he has been blessed with. This man is praising his wife “in the gates.” A wife who serves and…

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A Woman Who Fears the Lord Shall Be Praised

A Woman Who Fears the Lord Shall Be Praised

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 Outward graces do not last; praise that will be real and enduring is for those only who fear the Lord, and, out of regard for Him, perform the duties of life as the “virtuous woman” here described. (Ellicott’s Commentary) Our looks fade. This is a fact of life for everyone. When we’re young, we can’t imagine this happening but then slowly we see one gray hair and then…

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She Excels Them All

She Excels Them All

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Proverbs 31:29 Why does this woman excel all of the other women who have lived virtuously? What makes her so amazingly special? I believe it is because she has given her life for others. She learned from an early age to deny herself and that the greatest of all is the servant of all. She most likely also knew that godliness with contentment is great gain. Her main ministry was…

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Her Children Call Her Blessed

Her Children Call Her Blessed

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31:28 “Whose testimony is the more considerable, because they have been constant eye-witnesses of her whole conduct, and, therefore, must have seen her misdemeanours, if there had been any, as well as her virtues; and call her blessed — Both for her own excellences, and for many happy fruits which they have gathered from her wise and godly education of them.” (Benson Commentary) Yes, there…

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She Looks Well to the Ways of Her Household

She Looks Well to the Ways of Her Household

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 “She diligently observes the management of her domestic business, and the whole carriage of her children and servants. Whereby he also intimates, that she spends not her time in gadding abroad to other people’s houses, and in idle discourses about the concerns of other persons, as the manner of many women is, but is wholly intent upon her own house and proper…

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She Opens Her Mouth with Wisdom

She Opens Her Mouth with Wisdom

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26  “She is not merely a good housewife, attending diligently to material interests; she guides her family with words of wisdom. When she speaks, it is not gossip, or slander, or idle talk, that she utters, but sentences of prudence and sound sense, such as may minister grace to the hearers…her language to those around her is animated and regulated by love. As mistress…

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She Delivers Girdles to the Merchant – Proverbs 31:24

She Delivers Girdles to the Merchant – Proverbs 31:24

Women who are finding my blog for the first time try to convince me that women in the Bible had careers like they do and will use several of the verses about the Proverbs 31 woman. If the Proverbs 31 woman had a career, so should they, they claim. Let’s examine the old commentaries to see what they have to say about it in our continuing study of this godly woman. I don’t believe any woman in the entire Bible…

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Her Husband is Known in the Gates

Her Husband is Known in the Gates

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 As we know from God’s Word, God’s instructions in marriage are for the husband to be the provider and protector of the family and the wife is to be his help meet and keeper at home. This is the way God created marriage to be and is His perfect will for us. “Instead of being a hindrance to her husband’s advancement, she…

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Looking Forward to the Future with Joyful Confidence

Looking Forward to the Future with Joyful Confidence

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet…Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:21, 25 Many women today live in almost constant fear of the future for their children and themselves. The daily news paints a horrific picture of what is going on in our country and around the world. There are many things to fear but God continually tells us in His Word that…

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The Easy, Satisfied Life of a Nominal Christian

The Easy, Satisfied Life of a Nominal Christian

We live in the richest country that has ever existed in the history of the world. Even our poor are richer than the many kings of old. We know this is true by looking at their waistlines. Our country has more of a spiritual depravity problem than financial but you would never know it by the way people act today. Our big and bloated government gives handouts to many, thus taking away too many people’s desire to help those who…

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