Welcome! Each day during the month of October I am writing on the topic of discovering true beauty. Please join in with me on this journey. Also, please feel free to share these posts during the month of October with family and friends on the many social media outlets. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.
Beauty in Wisdom
Today is my mother’s 62nd birthday. Her ability to demonstrate wisdom over the past 40 years of my life of has been both beautiful and amazing. Mom is a Proverbs 31 Woman. She always has been. One verse that comes to mind when I think of my mother is Proverbs 31:26 which says “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
My mom has always been the most sensible person I know. As a child, I remember always wondering why so many people were attracted to her. The older I got, the more I realized it was because of her wisdom. All of my childhood friends loved her and still do. Her grandchildren adore her and her children arise and call her blessed. We have learned what wisdom truly means just by watching her make wise choices.
Mom has also always chosen faith, family, friends and her work as her top priorities in life. She has taught me and my siblings how to work hard and do a job to completion. Mom gives and is more charitable than anyone I know. Her heart is always in the right place. There is a quote that says “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is in the light in the heart.” If I can gain half the wisdom and beauty that she has exuberated throughout her lifetime, I will reap the benefit of her blessings.
There is beauty in simplicity and wisdom and she demonstrates it immensely. Happy Birthday Mom. Thank-you for being a Proverbs 31 Woman. I have learned what true beauty and wisdom are just by watching you. May God bless you with many more abundant years and may we continue to reap the benefits from your beauty and true wisdom.
Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character (Proverbs 31:10-31)
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Hoping to Someday Become a Proverbs 31 Woman,
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