I have joined another Proverbs 31 Bible Study (once again a week late.) We are studying Lysa TerKeurst’s book Am I Messing Up MY Kids. While Lysa is one of my absolute favorite authors I was not planning on doing this study. Why? Well, honestly, parenting is NOT my forte. It is not something I feel confident in and definitely not something I feel comfortable … Continue reading This is All I Have to Give
I am so relived to have finally completed this study. If you have been following this study from the beginning, you could probably see that I had no idea where this was going to go. I honestly thought it would be a five part series; I didn’t realize it would take us over 3 months. But I count it all good as I have personally … Continue reading The Proverbs 31 (Virtuous) Woman Conclusion!
I can hardly believe it my myself, but it looks like we are drawing very near the end of this study! Wow, what an enlightening journey it has been. Thank you for joining me. Proverbs 31:28-29 (NKJ): Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Her children … Continue reading And They Will Call Her Blessed!
Proverbs 31:27 (NLT): She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Okay, I think we covered this one thoroughly in Proverbs 31:13-19. Please go back and read the older post covering those verses to refresh your memory if need be. I think this verse is just an emphasis of what we already learned: A virtuous woman’s first priority after God is … Continue reading Less Me Time and more God and Family Time
Proverbs 31:26 (NLT): When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Proverbs 31:26 (NKJV): She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. First of all, let me just say there is probably no other area of this study that I struggle with more than this one. What I am about to share is … Continue reading When She Speaks
Proverbs 31:25 (NLT): She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 (NIV): She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 (NKJ): Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25(KJV): Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in … Continue reading She is Clothed in Strength and Honor
Last Tuesday I challenged myself and all of you to go back and review the Virtuous Woman Study and see what really popped out at you. I did the review, but I have been delaying my findings simply because I didn’t want to face it. I still don’t. [I know this going to sound completely conceited, but I rather enjoyed rereading the study and found … Continue reading The Proverbs 31 Woman “Gut Check”
By the numerous comments (written or verbal), I don’t think my lack of “Virtuous Women” posts have gone unnoticed. I was trying to fly under the radar on this topic, but it looks like I can’t hide from it any longer. I did say I was going to be completely honest on my blog, so here goes: I haven’t been writing on the topic because … Continue reading Reflecting on the Virtuous Woman
Proverbs 31:24 (NLT): She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. Proverbs 31:24 (NIV): She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. Proverbs 31:24 (NKJ): She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants. Proverbs 31:24(KJV): She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Once again we … Continue reading A Virtuous Woman is an Entrepreneur
Proverbs 31:23 (NLT): Her husband is well-known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. Proverbs 31:23 (NIV): Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 (NKJ): Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 (KJV): Her husband … Continue reading Her Husband is Respected