This is what I woke up to this morning…he’s so creative!
Why yes, that is 1978 laminate! Don’t be jealous!
Proverbs 31: 10-31
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Did you know P31 is an acrostic poem? Each line starts with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Which got me thinkin’……hmmmmm….I wonder what my acrostic would look like?
A lways running late
M exican food again?
Y apping her hubby to sleep
B urritos sound really good
A lways up to something random
R eally likes presents
N ever look at my laundry pile
E xcellent bargain-hunter
I doubt King Lemuel will be including me in any of his oracles any time soon. But, at least I have the framework and I know what I’m looking toward! He has lavished so much grace on this messy girl. So for now, I’ll write my poem like this:
F illed with joy because of a glorious hope- that He was
O bedient unto death,
R ising on the third day to bring glory to His
G race, which He pours out in double-portions on me daily, even though my
I niquities are far too numerous to count. He continues to give me
V ictory over my sin and brings me into new lands,
E nding my slavery to death and
N ever ever leaving me.
Happy Friday, loves! What does your acrostic look like (and does it include salsa)?
Have a great weekend!