Declaration for Virtuous Women in the Making

Proverbs 31: 10 – 31

I am a wife of noble character and my husband has found me. I am worth far more than rubies.

My husband has full confidence in me and lacks nothing of value.

I bring him good, not harm, all the days of my life.

I select wool and flax and work with eager hands. (Well I like shopping for it 🙂

I am like the merchant ships, bringing my food from afar.

I get up while it is still night; to provide food for my family and portions for my female servants.

I am a good investor and out of my earnings I plant a vineyard.

I set to work vigorously; and my arms are strong for the tasks.

I can see that my trading is profitable and my lamp does not go out at night. Even when I am sleeping my investments are making money.

In my hand I hold the tools and have the wisdom to do the tasks successfully.

I open my arms to the poor and extend my hands to the needy.

When it snows, I have no fear for my household; for all of them are dressed appropriately.

I make coverings for my bed; and I am clothed in fine linen and purple.

My husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

I make linen garments and sell them, and supply the merchants with sashes.

I am clothed with strength and dignity; and can laugh at the days to come.

I speak with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on my tongue.

I watch over the affairs of my household and do not eat the bread of idleness.

My children arise and call me blessed; my husband also, and he praises me:

“Many women do noble things, but I surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

I will be honoured for all that my hands have done, and what I do will live on as a testament to my diligence and God’s faithfulness and love for me.

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