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verses 19-22: “She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.”

My wife had an observation on this passage. “She is prepared for situations…she’s ready. She plans ahead. Even with all her busyness, she is able to provide a home that is comfortable and attractive. Nowadays, women tend to find time to take care of themselves or their household, but not always both. Here is a woman who does.”

She is a hard worker, takes care of her own, yet also reaches out to help others. My mother currently is caring for her mother (my grandmother) who is up in years and needs help. I heard my father compliment her to a fellow Carpenter for Christ on one of our mission trips: that in addition to doing all this, she still would help anyone in need.

May we all be like the Proverbs 31 woman in this sense.

Something to think about.

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