The Good Wife, not the CBS Drama Series which I’m Obsessed with by the way

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Many manuals have been written and a lot said about how to be a good wife. In these times and age with women empowerment and equality trumpets being sounded competition for what was the reserve of men in terms of work. It is so simple to lose sight as a woman on what to prioritize and what to delegate but here is a simple wisdom nugget from the wisest man King Solomon. For a man who had 1000 wives and concubines he knew what it takes to be a capable wife. All those women around him, he knows what he is talking about. So here are his words of wisdom:

The capable wife

How hard it is to find a capable wife she is worth far more than jewels

Her husband puts confidence in her and he will never be poor

As long as she lives she does him good and never harm

She keeps herself busy Making wool and linen cloth

She brings home food From out of the way places as merchant ships do

She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family

And to tell her servant women what to do

She looks at land and buys it and with money she has earned she plants a vineyard

She is a hard worker, strong and industrious she knows the value of everything

She makes and works late into the night

She spins her own thread and weaves her own cloth

She is generous to the needy she doesn’t worry when it snows

Because her family has warm clothing

She makes bed spreads and wears clothes of fine purple linen

Her husband is well known one of the leading citizens

She makes clothes and belts and sells them to merchants

She is strong, respected and not afraid of the future

She speaks with gentle wisdom She is always busy

And looks after her family’s needs her children show her appreciation

And her husband praises her He says many women are good wives

But you are the best of them all

Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears but a woman who honors the Lord

Should be praised Give her credit for all she does

She deserves the respect of everyone

Proverbs 31:10-31

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