More Than Rubies Monday – post 1


I’m interested in trying a new meme for Mondays called More Than Rubies Monday. I imagine that my posts are meant to have something or the other to say about Proverbs 31:10-31, which describes the life of a godly wife and mother. The title of the meme is taken from verse 10: “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” My daughter Laura, ever one to keep me humble, said to me on the phone, “That sounds funny to me, Mom. Are you going to talk about all the fields you’ve bought, or how all your family is clothed in scarlet?”

Honestly, I have no intention of coming across like some homemaking guru-ess. I just like thinking a lot, and thinking about my role as a Christian wife and mother. Besides, the lady who provides the buttons for the meme has made so many PRETTY ones. I like pretty buttons!

So, for those of you who may not be familiar with the story of the Proverbs 31 woman, my first post will simply be a recording of verses 10-31 of that chapter of the Bible:

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

3 Responses to “More Than Rubies Monday – post 1”

  1. Marmee says:

    Good idea, Joyce. I think we all can glean some fresh ideas from this as we continue on our journey toward being Proverbs 31 women. I think that you will have a lot of gems to add to this subject! You have a lot of experience and wisdom. I find myself forgetting that you are a grandma!!!

    I’m also glad that you are feeling better. Kim is sick, now, but not too bad. Kev is complaining of a scratchy throat. Let’s hope it is allergies.

  2. laura says:

    Note: I said that joshingly! I’m plenty interested to see what you will do with this meme 😛
    I share your love for cute buttons but since I’m no Proverbs 31 woman I’ll just watch. 🙂

  3. Joyce says:

    Hi, Marmee,
    Do you think you might join in the More Than Rubies Mondays meme? I think it’s going to be fun. 🙂
    Hi, Laura,
    I certainly consider you to be a Proverbs 31 woman. We’re not meant to be her clones. I think the main thing she does is love and help her husband and family. 🙂