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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A most excellent wife...

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:10-31

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6 comments:

Joshua Butcher said...

Great photo!

Reformed Apologist said...

It was taken Saturday in Menemsha, a fishing village in the town of Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard.

Kevin said...

Found these links useful:

http://www.monergism.com/directory/link_category/Arminianism/Determinism-Vs-Libertarian-Free-Will/

http://www.rctr.org/ap2.htm

http://theologicalresources.wordpress.com/category/apologetics-articles/

http://www.monergism.com/directory/search.php?action=search_links_simple&search_kind=and&phrase=molinism

Reformed Apologist said...

Kevin,

Yes, there are some good papers buried within those pages. I supply the links on Reformed Apologist under "Apologetics and Polemics" found on the right column of the main page.

Semper Reformada said...

Ron,

Do you have any plans to respond to Roger Olsen's latest book against Calvinism, or is it even worth the time?

Thanks

Reformed Apologist said...

No plans to, especially given all of this: http://triablogue.blogspot.com/search/label/Roger%20Olson

Although to argue against Roger Olson doesn't vie for my time, I'm sure it can be time worth spent. Steve Hayes, Turretin Fan and Paul Manata have expressed thoughts that can be accessed through that link.