In honor of Mothers Day this past Sunday, I want to talk about Women.

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the value of a good woman in great detail, but I only have time to read a small portion;

10 A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. 11 Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. 12 Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. 13 She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. 14 She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.

And then at the end of the chapter;

28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: 29 “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” 30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives for God. 31 Give her everything she deserves! Fill up her life with praises!

Ok, some years ago after reading these verses, I started telling my wife that she is an amazing gift from God. Of course, she would say “Ok, what do you want now?”, but soon enough, she learned to just say “thank you”.

The interesting thing is, that while at first we each may have had some trouble believing that statement, as time went by, I found that I really did believe she was a wonderful gift.

So, why am I telling you this? Well, it is said that what we speak what we believe, and I have found that if I encourage my wife with my words, then she will actually become what I say she is, a wonderful gift. Is your wife worth more than diamonds? She can be.

 

If you would like to read the entire selection of Proverbs 31:10-31 I have included it here;

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. 11 Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. 12 Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. 13 She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. 14 She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. 15 She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. 16 She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden. 17 First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. 18 She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. 19 She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. 20 She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. 21 She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. 22 She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. 23 Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. 24 She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. 25 Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. 26 When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. 27 She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. 28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: 29 “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” 30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. 31 Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!

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