Happy Mother's Day!
I believe that if Proverbs 31 were written today, it would be written for all women who fear God in holiness and purity. In more modern terms, to worship and revere our Heavenly Father in righteousness and truth. And this would especially apply to caretakers, single mothers, step-mothers, mothers-in-law, adopted-foster mothers, guardians, grandmothers and other “mother/nurturing figures.”
It is with this in mind that I share with you a special Mother's Day salute to all the Moms out there inspired by the famous passage in Proverbs 31.
Epilogue: The Mother of Noble Character
A mother of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Her children has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings them good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her family is respected at the city gate, where they takes their seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed and praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Praise the Lord for good mothers! You are welcome to share this Mother's Day salute with a great mother you know.