Hello y'all! I'm back. October was a very hectic month. We started the month with the beginning of our new family ministry. All is well and God is good. I will fill you in more on that in another post. I've missed writing and posting for you all and I couldn't wait to get back to you!
November is here. Can you believe it? Thanksgiving and Chanukah together in our home this month, wowza!
So as I was doing my study about the fruits of the Spirit in October, I found such a great parallel between the Proverbs 31 Woman and the fruits of the Spirit.
You know, I just had to share it with you. That's what sisters do.
I took apart different verses about the Proverbs 31 woman and categorized them as a fruit of the Spirit.
This is what I came up with:
Proverbs 31:10-31 from the Complete Jewish Bible Version
א 10 Who can find a capable wife?
Her value is far beyond that of pearls.
ב 11 Her husband trusts her from his heart,
and she will prove a great asset to him.
ג 12 She works to bring him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
ד 13 She procures a supply of wool and flax
and works with willing hands.
ה 14 She is like those merchant vessels,
bringing her food from far away.
ו 15 It’s still dark when she rises to give food to her household
and orders to the young women serving her.
ז 16 She considers a field, then buys it,
and from her earnings she plants a vineyard.
ח 17 She gathers her strength around her
and throws herself into her work.
ט 18 She sees that her business affairs go well;
her lamp stays lit at night.
י 19 She puts her hands to the staff with the flax;
her fingers hold the spinning rod.
כ 20 She reaches out to embrace the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.
ל 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
since all of them are doubly clothed.
מ 22 She makes her own quilts;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
נ 23 Her husband is known at the city gates
when he sits with the leaders of the land.
ס 24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
she supplies the merchants with sashes.
Joy and Peace
ע 25 Clothed with strength and dignity,
she can laugh at the days to come.
פ 26 When she opens her mouth, she speaks wisely;
on her tongue is loving instruction.
צ 27 She watches how things go in her house,
not eating the bread of idleness.
Peace and Joy
ק 28 Her children arise; they make her happy;
her husband too, as he praises her:
Joy and Goodness
ר 29 “Many women have done wonderful things,
but you surpass them all!”
ש 30 Charm can lie, beauty can vanish,
but a woman who fears Adonai should be praised.
ת 31 Give her a share in what she produces;
let her works speak her praises at the city gates.
I had to double check, but I'm sure I got them all, all nine of them to be exact. I thought this would be a great way for us women to see how the Proverbs 31 Woman exhibited the very fruits which show that we are a true believer in Jesus Yeshua (Jesus' Name in Hebrew).
Did you know that the fruits of the Spirit is evidence the Holy Spirit is working through you?
Here is another extra bonus for studying the fruits. How to check yourself?
What are the fruits of the Spirit you are working on lately?
We are a work in progress aren't we?
Praise God for He gives us the power to grow. Amen?
" Three times I begged the Lord to take this thing away from me; but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me. Yes, I am well pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties endured on behalf of the Messiah; for it is when I am weak that I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12: 8-10
Blessings and Shalom,
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