Saturday, May 11, 2013

Proverbs 31:10-31 Scripture Honoring Mothers and Women

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Happy Mother's Day!

Proverbs 31: 10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.  
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.  
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

My thoughts; Mothers are special in God's eyes. Think about all  your mother has done and sacrificed for you and her family through the years. 

This Mother's Day and every day give her honor, respect and recognition. My mother is a strong lady. She got me through many rough times with her love, and encouragement. My mother is still living, but she is in a nursing home with moderately severe stages of Alzheimer's disease. Even though she may not always know me or my kids, I know deep in her soul she knows who we are and she still loves us. 

The devil tries to steal those years away, but he cannot. God still has my mother and every mother in His hands, and He guides their footsteps. 

Thank you Mom, for everything.  

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