End of year musing

My Bible reading brought me to Proverbs 31 today which extensively covers “the Proverbs 31 woman.”. I’m always very challenged when I read these verses. Most of the time when reading them, I’ll think “Wow, whoever that lady was…she was amazing.” At our wedding, just before I walked up the aisle, my husband read Proverbs 31:10-31. I thought at the time, “What a declaration of faith!” At that time of my life I felt far from the reality of those verses and thought they were more of a poem, an aspiration, a far-off hope that was virtually unattainable. Some of the challenging phrases of that passage that I read once again this morning were: – She selects wool and flax… – She is like merchant ships… – She gets up while it is still night… – She considers a field and buys it… The majority of this list (and it is long, these are just a few points) centers around

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