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Proverbs 31 Woman: Day 29- The Condition of Our Heart

The beginning of Proverbs 31:30 states- "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain...." (KJV)
Proverbs 31:30- "Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain..." (AMP)
Proverbs 31:30- "Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades....." (The Message)
Proverbs 31:30- "Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you..." (NCV)


Charm.
Charm is described as, "apowerofpleasingorattracting,asthroughpersonalityorbeauty:" "Attractiveness, beauty, glamour, loveliness, appeal, allure, desirability, seductiveness, magnetism, charisma." 
Jane Austen once stated, "There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart," and I would think God would agree since He inspired Solomon and others to write about the fact that charm is deceitful.

Proverbs 31 Woman: Day 28- How Would Your Husband Describe You?

Proverbs 31:28-29- "....Her husband, too, joins in the praise, saying:
29 “There are someindeed many—women who do well in every way,
but of all of them only you are truly excellent." (The Voice)

Proverbs 31:28-29-      "....her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”" (NIV)

Proverbs 31:28-29- "....Her husband brags about her and says, 29 “There are many good women,
but you are the best.” (ERV)




Yesterday we talked about what our children would say if we gave them a survey based on our behavior over the past year or two. What would they truly say about us? Would they describe us as miserable? Mean? Too busy? Or they would describe us as happy? At peace? Always making time for them? Her children rise and call her happy....

Proverbs 31 Woman: Day 27- Happy Momma, Happy Life

The beginning of Proverbs 31:28- "Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired)...." (AMP)
Proverbs 31:28- "Her children rise up and call her happy...." (NRSVA)



I would say the saying is true. Happy wife, happy life. Happy momma... . happy life.  Doesn't rhyme, but the truth is still in it. Oftentimes, we set the mood for our entire home. If Momma is stressed out, angry, upset, overwhelmed... chances are, the rest of the house is going to feel it too. 

Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard stated, "In the end... I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life." And that is the truth. The ball is in our court. 

If we were to give our children a survey right now about the kind of spirit we have, what would they say? If we asked them how many times we scream a day, what would they say? If we asked them how we treated them on a daily basis, what would they say? If we asked them how many times we lose our temper thro…

Proverbs 31 Woman- Day 26: Slothfulness and Laziness.. Ouch!

The ending of Proverbs 31:27 states, "... and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat." (AMPC)

Proverbs 31:27- "...and ·never wastes her time [L does not eat the bread/food of laziness]." (EXB)

Proverbs 31:27- "...and does not eat the bread of doing nothing." (NLV)



I truly believe that the Proverbs 31 woman kept herself busy because she understood the dangers of idleness. 

According to Eccleasiastes 10:18, Solomon wrote, "A roof sags because of laziness. A house leaks because of idle hands." (GW) "The roof sags over the head of lazybones; the house leaks because of idle hands." (VOICE) 

We are called to be diligent in every single thing that we do. Colossians 3:23-24 states, "So no matter what your task is, work hard. Always do your best as the Lord’s servant, not as man’s, because you know your reward is the Lord’s inheritance. You serve the Lord, the Anointed One..." EVERYTHING we do, we should…