Feminism

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.

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WORD

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In some versions the phrase “can not speak for themselves” is translated as the “vulnerable” or the “voiceless”. For me this verse spoke to me about fetuses, and animals but also I think it includes ANYONE who is voiceless, vulnerable, helpless, needy, and/or poor.

Kindness & Love

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Dear Wonderful Reader,
I finished the book of Proverbs and I had to say that nothing had hit me hard like the last two chapters did. Without further ado, I present to you some of the scripture that touched me.

Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. (Proverbs 30: 25-28)
Commentary: I love this scripture because as soon as I have a good idea or action plan that I get excited about, my brain quickly races to remind me of my flaws, and lack of potential in this certain field. And even after that this phase is passed, it tells me “what if you dedicated all your life to X, do you think that’s going to be enough? How’s one person is going to make an impact in this whole wide world?”. So I love this because the Bible tells us that those creatures though not powerful, they are impressive because of their of their wisdom and they made up for their “weakness” by preparation to a degree that it’s even more expectational than if they were perfect. Love the last verse especially!

If you’ve been foolish and arrogant, if you’ve been scheming, put your hand to your mouth, because churning milk makes curds, squeezing the nose brings blood, and stirring up anger produces strife. (Proverbs 30: 32-33)

Commentary: This scripture plainly and simply tells us that we will reap what we sow. A lesson and a truth that is presented and highlighted in many areas of the Bible. So spread kindness and love so you’ll reap kindness and love too.