She is worth far more

she is worth far more

How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!  The woman of worth embodies the fruit that wisdom produces.

Her husband puts his confidence in her, and he will never be poor.  The reality is a man’s ego – self-confidence – sense of worth – is greatly tied to his wife. 

As long as she lives, she does him good and never harm. Virtuous women are beautiful, caring, reliable, trustworthy, loving, and they make do with what they have.

She keeps herself busy making wool and linen cloth.  She is rare—one-in-a-million. And she is highly valued—worth far more than material wealth.

She brings home food from out-of-the-way places, as merchant ships do.  “Your beauty should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God‘s sight.” – 1 Peter 3:4

She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do.  Ask someone who has been divorced the kind of hell they endure financially and emotionally and you will discover that finding such a mate is a prize worth far above all the gold mines in the world.

She looks at land and buys it, and with money she has earned she plants a vineyard.  It represents the inner thought process one has as they seek God and even converse within themselves when making a very important decision. 

She is a hard worker, strong and industrious. Faithful instruction is on her tongue, as you can see, there is not set time frame, you know, all day, not just mornings and every Tuesday afternoon, without wisdom, she does not speak, without something worth saying, that will do her listener good not harm to hear, she doesn’t say anything, if it is not scriptural and correct, she does not mention it, she always has a word of encouragement, not one of discouragement. She knows the value of everything she makes, and works late into the night.

She spins her own thread and weaves her own cloth.  Note: this one can be met with some prejudice as you meet the conflict in this quote.  “De Pizan’s bringing together of contrasting ideas occurs often with respect to traditional female pursuits. For example, her own mother is often referred to as a force that is in the way of her complete educational freedom, and spinning is implicated in her troubles concerning this matter. The character of Rectitude explains to de Pizan herself, “Your father…did not believe women were worth less by knowing science: rather, as you know, he took great pleasure from seeing your inclination to learning. The feminine opinion of your mother, however, who wished to keep you busy with spinning and silly girlishness, following the common custom of women, was the major obstacle to your being more involved in the sciences”

She is generous to the poor and needy. “I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak, remembering the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, ‘There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.’” – Acts 20:35

She doesn’t worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.  “We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the Aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.” ~Philip Pullman, Northern Lights

She makes bedspreads and wears clothes of fine purple linen.  Wills and bequests often made particular mention of woolen clothing and specified the worth of the garment indicating what quality it might be.

Her husband is well-known, one of the leading citizens.  “We appeal to the young men and women of this nation, to those whose nostrils are not yet befouled by greed and snobbery and racial narrowness: Stand up for the right, prove yourselves worthy of your heritage and whether born north or south dare to treat men as men.” – Niagara Movement

She makes clothes and belts, and sells them to merchants.  She not only knows her worth, she knows her responsibilities to herself.

 

 

 

“Did You Know That You Are Worth More Than Rubies?”

 

A mother’s advice for her son

When your mother asks

I think that all mother’s look at their sons as the future leaders of a new generation coming.  In light of them being that leader, here is one mother’s advice to her son —

 “You are my own dear son, the answer to my prayers. What shall I tell you?  Don’t spend all your energy on sex and all your money on women; they have destroyed leaders.   Listen, son. Leaders should not drink wine or have a craving for alcohol.  When they drink, they forget the laws and ignore the rights of people in need.   Alcohol is for people who are dying, for those who are in misery.  Let them drink and forget their poverty and unhappiness.” – Proverbs (italics are mine)

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

 

 

 

A Mother’s Advice To Her Son On The Eve Of His Departure For College

Nine things a mother needs to share with her son

A Mother’s Advice To Her Son

 

Stop and think

stop and think

If you have been foolish enough to be arrogant and plan evil, stop and think!

[From an ancient Roman tombstone:]

“Do not pass by my epitaph, traveller.
But having stopped, listen and learn, then go your way.
There is no boat in Hades, no ferryman Charon,
no caretaker Aiakos, no dog Cerberus.
All we who are dead below
have become bones and ashes, but nothing else.
I have spoken to you honestly, go on, traveller,
lest even while dead I seem loquacious to you.”

Stop And Think Quotes

Quotes that make you stop and think

those quotes that just make you stop and think!

Wisdom Sayings That Make Will & Guy Stop and Think

 

 

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lest even while dead I seem loquacious to you.”

Watch as they walk

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There are four things that are impressive to watch as they walk:

  • lions, strongest of all animals and afraid of none – observe closely as the lions walk around, and you will notice that their heels don’t touch the ground
  • goats – “To watch how they negotiate those steep cliffs – they’re such agile creatures.” – Joel Bennett
  • strutting roosters – “To go with the jacket there were loosely slung Ben Davis slacks, the wide leg giving way to steel toe boots, laced hard and tight up the shaft, holding their skinny boy calves in a confining leather hook and eye embrace. They walked with confidence and dirty hair that framed beautiful but haunted cold weather faces, and in their glittering blue and green eyes I could tell they were still little boys who got scared and cried when they were alone.” – Margaret Cho
  • leaders in front of their people – While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.” – Luke 20:45-47

 

 

 

 

 

Small and clever

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There are four animals in the world that are small, but very, very clever —

  • ants: they are weak, but they store up their food in the summer
  • rock badgers: they are not strong either, but they make their homes among the rocks
  • locusts: they have no king, but they move in formation
  • lizards: you can hold one in your hand, but you can find them in palaces

Look for God’s wisdom in all of His creation. Everything points to the greatness of He who created all life and form on earth.

Although we do not know all there is to know about God – and that we feel helpless; and have little wisdom, we are still loved by God.

Change your mindset about the foundations of life. We can learn from these small creatures that limitation is not something to hold you from moving on. Weaknesses and problems are not stumbling blocks but leaping stones. The key to life is to consider the great value of small things in life.

One doesn’t have to be a superhero or a big shot to thrive. Industry, plugging away at one’s work a bit at a time, will get the job done. Maybe we can’t add much to God’s kingdom, but all those little bits pile up when we faithfully keep at it.

 

 

 

 

 

Things our world cannot tolerate

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There are four things that the earth itself cannot tolerate:

  • a slave who becomes a king – they will end up being the downfall of the people 
  • a fool who has all he wants to eat
  • a hateful woman who gets married – when a woman attains to the standard of being Mrs; being chosen, selected, accepted and protected; and she still isn’t emotionally, physically and psychologically satisfied with her life, a home is thrown into chaos; children are confused; and a community is traumatized; . Lord, have mercy!
  • a servant woman who takes the place of her mistress

 

 

 

 

Things too mysterious to understand

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There are four things that are too mysterious for me to understand:

  • an eagle flying in the sky – the Christian life is meant to be supernatural and amazing, and not a matter of strain and struggle
  • a snake moving on a rock – no more excuses for spiritual passivity! If the snake can move, you too can move on with your life!
  • a ship finding its way over the sea
  • man and a woman falling in love – French writer Blaise Pascal in his Pensées who said “Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point” – “the heart has its reasons of which the mind knows nothing.”

And add to that an unfaithful wife: she commits adultery, takes a bath, and says, “But I haven’t done anything wrong!”  An example of how we all fool ourselves when we know we have sinned.

 

 

Quotes About Mystery

“Things too Wonderful and Mysterious for Me”