Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Virtuous Woman - Proverbs 31:19

Proverbs 31:19 - She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

The woman in this passage is a seamstress. She has to purchase the bare product of wool and flax, and then she has to spin it into thread, and then she has to weave it on a loo. And then once it is woven into fabric, she has to cut it and make the garments with it. Remember, she used wool in the winter and flax in the summer.

The spindle served her family and she worked with her hands in delight. There is no complaint about this. It is not begrudging. She finds joy in this labor. Why? Because it is a labor of love.

You may not be a seamstress, maybe you go to the mall to purchase your clothing; either way, we must provide clothing for our family and this clothing should be fitted for the season. And as we manage our homes, we should take special care with our laundry. Resolve to be a virtuous woman.

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