Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pr 31:29-31

I decided to finish off Proverbs 31 this morning.

Pr 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

This is the first verse that speaks more personally and to her. The rest have said she, her, etc. This one uses thou or you.

Here it says others are virtuous even though we know they are rare and hard to find. So it is possible for others, she wasn't the only one living a virtuous life.

Pr 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty if vain; but a woman who feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

There is good fear and bad fear. If we fear God in the right way, it will draw us closer to Him.

Pr 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

A godly and virtuous woman will be rewarded. She will reap from what she sows.

She has been busy doing the things God wants her to do. He rewards those who diligently seek Him with not only their words but with their actions. Words are easy. Living those words can be hard.

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