Proverbs 31 and Titus 2

The Proverbs 31 Woman...

- Pursues an ongoing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Loves, honors, and greatly enriches the life of her husband, encouraging and supporting his leadership within his family and his church.      
- Nurtures the next generation, shaping and molding the children who will one day define who we are as a community and as a nation.
- Creates a warm and loving environment for family and friends.
- Is a faithful steward of the time and money God has entrusted to her.
- Speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction as she encourages others and develops Godly friendships.
- Shares the love of Christ by extending her hands to help the poor and opening her arms to the needy.

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Proverbs 31:10 - 31, New International Version of the Bible       

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her  
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him 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
servant girls.
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 husband is respected at the city gate, 
where he takes his 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;  
her husband also, and he 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. 
Give her the reward she has earned,    
and let her works bring her praise 
at the city gate.

Titus 2:3-5 
New International Version
Likewise, teach the older women 
to be reverent in the way they live,
not to be slanderers 
or addicted too much wine,
but to teach what is good.
Then they can 
train the younger women
to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled and pure,
to be busy at home,
to be kind,
and to be subject to their husbands,
so that no one will 
malign the word of God.