(She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come"- v25)
Proverbs ends with the description of a wise life. Who would you choose to fill this description?
In this scripture, Proverbs has selected a ordinary wife and mother who lives in a busy house-hold and wider community. She has many demands but handles them with courage and gracefulness. She is respected for her serenity and kindness. Not easy skills to achieve of that time (I am sure) or of our times today.
We are all challenged by our ever changing world but how are we suppose to cope? How do we stop ourselves from being dragged into difficult situations?
Verses 10-31 are an acrostic, each one beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. All carefully ordered to describe her personality and beauty. I believe it is a guideline of how God wants us to live.
When I look at the wonders of God's creation, I see His strength and His power, bringing good to us all.
Always trusting and believing that I am protected and loved.
Nothing is impossible with Hope and Faith.
God's wisdom is all around us...
Praise be to God and thank you.