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“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29 We have been looking at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. I hope that we no longer see her as a paragon on a pedestal far above us and unreachable, but as someone you can be. Let’s look at the final verses in this passage in the NLT: “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord…

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” Prov. 31:25-26 I look at what people are wearing. Sometimes I wonder if some people do not have a full-length mirror in their home. I cringe when I see how some people appear in public. Of course, I keep my thoughts to myself, because I know it is none of my business. When we were children growing up, we never had a lot of new clothes. Most of my clothing was passed…

“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20 NLT Most of us are familiar with the story of Dorcas as recorded in the Book of Acts. We do not know anything about her early life, or how old she was. What we do know is that she was very active in helping others in her church and city. She may not have had a lot of money, but she was able to sew and thus provide clothing for those in need. She was so well respected by those she ministered to…