Posted by: Judy | June 4, 2020

This Week in Beauty…

I’ve wanted to tackle scriptures like Proverbs 31, starting with verse 10. Wait, let’s start a little before. I’m not sure how reliable the advice in Proverbs is when it includes verses 6 and 7: Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish (okay, considering the time, it makes sense, but onward), and win unto those that be of heavy hearts. (Still okay, kind of…) Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. (The one thing I learned from my friends who have struggled with alcohol is that forgetting doesn’t solve the problem. The problems are still there when you come out of it; all you’ve done is procrastinated.)

My take away? Take the advice with a healthy dose of wisdom.

I’m going to tackle the verses a subject at a time. It will help me be mindful and encourage me to do my research. Okay, verse 10:

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”

Straight forward enough and a lovely thought. I did have to do homework on what virtuous meant, which I did when I spent a month studying honor. They’re interrelated. However, for the sake of starting from the foundation:

Virtuous, using the Online Etymology Dictionary:

I find it fascinating that virtuous as a noun is considered a manly quality.

In any case, c. 1300, it meant vigor or strength, having knightly qualities, valiant, hardy, courageous. From old French: righteous, of good quality, mighty, brave, moral strength, high character, goodness, excellence, worth.

In the mid 14c, in English, “having beneficial or efficacious properties” and “having excellent moral qualities; conforming to religious law.”

Mind you, that’s all well after Proverbs was written, but this is what we have to work with, so we’re going with it.

Cades Cove


Responses

  1. Love the post. Thanks for breaking this down. Itโ€™s interesting to learn the background on what they really mean. Love the pic too!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ It was raining the day we were in Cades Cove, so I’m afraid I only have a few pictures. It sure was pretty.

      • So sorry to hear that! Maybe you can go back one day! We love it there. But itโ€™s a lot closer for me. About a 9 hour drive.

        • On my list of places to visit again. ๐Ÿ™‚


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