Monday, September 15, 2014

Proverbs 31:10-31 Study (Part 10)

Ah, Proverbs 31. 
One of the most quoted verses among Christian women (well, at least on Pinterest and on blogs).
But what does it mean to be a Proverbs 31 women?
Join me as I study each verse to discover what it means, and what it takes to become a Proverbs 31 woman.
 Proverbs 31:19
  • "She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle." NRSV
  • "In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers." NIV
  • "She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff." KJV
  • "He hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber." NLT
  • "She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking." MSG
This is another hard verse for me, and I'm not going to claim I have it figured out.
The first thing that stands out is that the wife of noble character can sew. She has the skill to patch and mend clothing. Unfortunately, in this day and age more and more women don't know how to sew. 
I think the most relatable translation is The Message. She knows how to run and care for a house and family. 
She stays on top of things and is organized. She is well rounded, and willing to learn new skill.

It's not about spinning your own thread, it's about being willing to learn what's needed to better care for your family.
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