Saturday, November 9, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 9 November 2019

The Virtuous Woman

And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.(Ruth 3:10-11)

Today’s Morsel:  What would you say is a virtuous woman? What measuring stick would you use to determine if she measures up?  Solomon wrote that 'her price is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.' (See Proverbs 31).  Boaz told Ruth, “for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.”  Even though Ruth was poor, she displayed herself as a woman of excellent character and worth, which was seen by her conduct and behavior.  A woman, should never allow the world to define her, since God has already outlined what she should be.

Sing: O’ Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true; and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for You.

Thought For Today: A woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

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