Tuesday, May 18, 2010

excellent woman

part 1

i am awed.

her character qualities
are so accessible
to anyone.

she fears God,
is kind and wise,
is generous
and diligent.

anyone can have these qualities.


part 2

i want to fear God
above all.

i would like to be wise
and kind
in my speech.

i would like to do my husband good
all the time,
and to deserve his trust.
i would like to encourage him
to be a confident leader.

i would like to be
a diligent homemaker.

i would like to be compassionate
to the needy.

i would like to be strong,
dignified,
and confident of the future.



part 3


fathers,
brothers,
boyfriends,
husbands;

a man should encourage
the women
in his life
to fear God,
to be wise and kind,
to be compassionate to the poor,
to develop her abilities
wisely
and diligently.

a man
who discourages a woman
from being godly
and virtuous
in her thoughts,
words,
and actions
will give account
to God
for his choices.

likewise a woman
who discourages
other women.

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