Proverbs 31:10-31

I read this in sacrament meeting today and thought "I want this to be my eulogy." I was studying the young women personal progress handbook and found this scripture cited under Individual Worth. I want to be this woman, and I think I am becoming her day by day...

[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.

3 comments:

Kelly Frye said...

Ali:
I am so happy you started a blog. I like to keep up with people by reading their blogs. I am going to list you on our site, is that o.k.? Take care! Love, Kelly

spazzola said...

Oh no. Now I have to start following you here? Can't we just stick with the old fashioned way and talk on the phone. Seriously though, I love you and feel jealous that you can find the time for this. :) Sharon

Rebecca said...

What a cool scripture and great thing to aspire for.