A VIVACIOUS woman with a delightful VOCABULARY.

My girls and I enjoyed another fantastic study and discussion of the Proverbs 31 woman.
Our first study: A woman of VIRTUE
Our second study: A woman of VIGOR
Our third study: A VERSATILE woman

Our new study ...A VIVACIOUS Woman with a Delightful VOCABULARY

The Proverbs 31 woman is vivacious!
vivacious = lively, bursting with life!
✤ She is not a cloud over her husband's or children's head
✤ She is energetic and lively, she laughs, she loves, she is cheerful
✤ She happily goes about her business
she willingly works with her hands v. 13
✤ She is capable, unafraid of hard work or what is to come
she laughs at the future v. 25
✤ She brightens the lives of those around her, creating happy, wonderful memories for her family
her children rise up and call her blessed v. 28
her husband praises her v. 28, 29
✤ She is medicine to her husband and children
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
She promotes joy in the home! She whistles while she works!
"She enjoys a constancy and firmness of mind and has a spirit to bear up under crosses and disappointments." - Matthew Henry

The Proverbs 31 woman has a delightful vocabulary
Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Prov 18:21
How we speak to our husbands and our children affects the climate of the home and our relationships
She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue v. 26
She is the polar opposite of the nagging wife, the woman of indiscretion, and the seductress
✢ Lemul's mother is saying, "Don't just LOOK at her ... LISTEN to her."
✢ A wonderful acronym for how to use our words!
Weigh them
Order them
Redeem them
Direct them
Soften them

Weigh them
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. Proverbs 15:28
Order them
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23
Redeem them
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Proverbs 10:11
Direct them
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. Proverbs 14:5
Soften them
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:1, 4

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31: 10-31

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