“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” ~Proverbs 31:10
The e-book I’ve been working on for years (literally) and that I’m now in the process of editing is based on the series of posts I wrote regarding the Proverbs 31 woman. There’s new material as well as application questions at the end of each section.
As I was seeking a title for the book, I did some research about rubies and discovered that they are one of the rarest and most expensive jewels. My heart was moved as I meditated on that fact.
As God inspired the writer of Proverbs, He purposely had him use the word “rubies.” Just as with all of God’s Word, it wasn’t a random selection, but a specific word that was chosen. God wanted us to understand just how valuable a virtuous woman is. She’s not just an amethyst, certainly beautiful in its own right, but a ruby. A man who has a virtuous woman for his wife – and children who have one for a mother – possess something unbelievably valuable, worth an extravagant sum.
No matter how you or I feel about ourselves today, when we seek to be virtuous women, God sees us as a priceless treasure! As we go about our tasks for the day, may that encourage and inspire us when consider our worth in His eyes.
Mama S says
You are writing a book, how cool is that. Love it!
Well, it's just an e-book at this point and I have to say that after working on it for such a long time, I have a new admiration for people who write long books!! I'm about done editing the content, so then I'll have to work on the more technical stuff which will definitely be a learning process.
After I read this post yesterday, I went to my aunt's house for a visit and received a similar affirmation. I don't feel like I do that much that's worthwhile, but as she started listing some of the things I do, I realized that I do more than I thought. And it's not that I struggle with being "just a mom," but it's easy to forget that the small, mundane things I do are actually important. Thanks for the encouragement! And I can't wait to read your book!
Yes, we do tend to lose sight of the importance of the "little things" we do. I just got back from running errands, which included dropping off a few of my husband's shirts at the dry cleaners. Not a seemingly important task, but it will be seen as such when he has the shirts he needs for work ready and waiting in his closet.
So glad you had an aunt who encouraged you, too!