Prayer: Dear God, we pray to have wisdom and speak kindly. Amen
Reading: Proverbs 31: 10-31 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Speaking as a wife and mother: listen up, men! This passage lets you know how much a good wife and mother is needed. At the same time it is telling us women that we are necessary and we need to do our best for our families.
Now, I’ve used the words “need’’ and “necessary’’ several times. The conclusion: We need each other and we need to do our very best for our marriages and families. If we are successful in our homes and live the teachings of our Lord, we will have a positive influence on our communities and our country.
The bottom line for me is wisdom and Kindness. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. (v. 26)
-- Alice Yeakel
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