Friday, May 28, 2010

Rubies of Thought

We have spent the morning in the garden and now the afternoon will be in cleaning and going to the library, health food store, and just sitting on the porch enjoying the peaceful day. The Gardenias are blooming and such a heavenly scent is wafting through the yard. I love it! If I could make my own body spray it would be gardenia and wisteria.

Well today's Ruby of thought is Proverbs 31:14

She is like the merchant ships; she bringeth her food from afar
I didn't have a thought on this one there are a couple without any cross references and so it has made it harder for me to understand what the verse is saying. But this one had me stumped for awhile but I think I now have it pegged at least a little. And I understand it more and why the comparison is there.

Last school year we learned about sailing vessels thru out history the great sailing ships of the 20th century well about 1400 to 1800 a.d. were my favorite. The clipper ships, brigs, sloops, all of them fasinated me of course growing up around boats and hanging out around marinas with my dad started that love a long time ago.

As I pondered this verse I thought of the merchant ships that brought silks, spices, and treasures from far off exotic places merchant men and their crews bringing wares to sell and trade. They worked hard to bring these precious cargos in to make a profit. They would wait in port for the best product, at the best time of year, so they could get the best price. And they worked hard to deliver their goods.

I started comparing this woman to those merchant ships as I mulled over the things I have learned of that era of sailing ships I saw what this verse means. She works hard to find the best price of the items she buys, she doesn't nessasarily buy exotic things and brings them from afar but she is wise in her dealings when shopping and bringing items in her home. She takes great care of the things intrusted to her and makes sure she has the best quality for a fair price.
She is a hard worker in everything she does and I can honestly say I am not. I can get the major lazys sometimes. I let things get so busy in my life that I let things slide that should be more important. I tell my kids do a whole job not a half job. When we set out to do something we need do it the best we can, we shouldn't think of things of what am I going to get in return for this job I am doing, but to do that job the best way we can without a selfish thought.

I feel this woman is like that not a selfish bone in her body working hard to be a wise merchant and a good steward with all that her husband entrusts her with.

Have a Blessed Day


1 comment:

  1. Dear Erika,

    Thank you for the reminder about this verse; I have much to improve in this area, as well!

    I would love to see pictures of your flowers in bloom; wouldn't gardenia and wisteria be heavenly?




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