Black Spirituality Religion : A Biblical Discourse on a Virtuous Woman...

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  1. Aqil

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    A BIBLICAL DISCOURSE ON A VIRTUOUS WOMAN

    The Book of Proverbs is a collection of inspired instructions on the kind of conduct which is desirable and acceptable before God. The Proverbs teach piety, justice and duty. They deal in themes of morality, religion, society and politics. They draw comparisons between the righteous and the sinner; the wise and the foolish; and rewards and punishments. A riveting example is Proverbs 31:10-31, which defines and praises a virtuous woman:

    "A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find!
    Her husband depends on her, and she never lets him down.

    She is good to him every day of her life,
    and with her own hands she gladly makes clothes.

    She is like a sailing ship that brings food from across the sea.
    She gets up before daylight to prepare food
    for her family and her servants.

    She knows how to buy land and how to plant a vineyard,
    and she always works hard. She knows when to buy or sell,
    and she stays busy until late at night.

    She spins her own cloth, and she helps the poor and the needy.
    Her family has warm clothing, and so she doesn't worry
    when it snows. She does her own sewing,
    and everything she wears is beautiful.

    Her husband is a well-known and respected leader in the city.
    She makes clothes to sell to the shop owners.
    She is strong and graceful, as well as cheerful about the future.
    Her words are sensible, and her advice is thoughtful.

    She takes good care of her family, and is never lazy.
    Her children praise her, and with great pride her husband says,
    ‘There are many good women, but you are the best!’

    Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades away,
    but a woman who honors the Lord deserves to be praised.
    Show her respect – praise her in public for what she has done."

    (Proverbs 31:10-31)
     
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    Aqil ... must i do all these things, or will one be sufficient? :look:

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    Not all, my dear...and verse 15 will suffice: "She gets up before daylight to prepare food
    for her family and her servants." :)


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    :) ... uuhhhh ... i was think'n i could handle this one ...

    but a woman who honors the Lord deserves to be praised

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    Man was created to glorify the spirit of God; woman was created to glorify the spirit of man...

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    Why can't i just honor the Lord, like the scripture says above?

    Not knowing how to plant a vineyard already got me shake'n in my boots ...
    and now you wanna add some additional requirements.

    See ... i'm thru discuss'n with you ... :wink:

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    You will honor the Lord, and I will praise you...


    Stop shakin'...you will be taught how to plant a vineyard...and there are no additional requirements...


    I will excuse you then...:)

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    you're gett'n me excited ... :love:

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    Give God the glory!


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    Thank you for helping me to maintain my focus.

    Yes, of course ... always ... giving God the Glory.

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