Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Double Blessing

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. Proverbs 31:21

Who will be the first to guess what this verse was the inspiration for? 

snow, snow, snow

The Proverbs 31 lady is a prepared lady who looks forward to what her family needs for the winter and gets those things ready for them. She doesn't just do an ok job at what she makes them, but she makes them the best. 

Scarlet clothing. Ever think about how that would set her family apart? Also, the work that would go behind the color? Have you ever tried to dye something red? Think that pink is the color I get! She had to double dye these garments in order to get the right color. 

She was prepared for the future not matter what the future may hold. Am I preparing for the future? Am I providing the best for those around me so that they are prepared for the future. 

Elizabeth George's How-To's of Beauty:
  1. Determine future needs- She suggests laying out a year calendar and plan on things that you need to do. Things around the house. Things for your family. Know what is coming up and don't let these issues be a surprise.
  2. Prepare for emergencies- This became a little more real for me when we didn't have electricity for five days, thankfully it wasn't during the winter. Do you have the items that you will need based on the natural disasters that you might face in your area?
  3. Care for clothing- Make sure that the clothes in the house are ready to be worn. I learned the other day how to iron my husband. Something I need to work on! Make sure your laundry is done and that the clothes that are in the house are ready to be worn.
  4. Consider quality- The people in the Proverbs 31 woman's house didn't have a lot of clothes, but what they did have was quality. We don't really need a ton of clothes, but what we have needs to be take care of.
  5. Consider comfort- This is where the title of a double blessing comes in. The families coats were warm and beautiful. No reason to be beautiful if you can't move in your clothes!
  6. Consider beauty- She made sure that her families clothes were beautiful, but not over the top. This makes me think of how we should dress one step above those who are going to be at an event. This is a struggle for me sometimes as I love my jeans and t-shirt!
What do you need to work on to plan for the future of your family?

You can find the previous posts here:
Proverbs 31:20- A Helping Hand


  1. I plan to prepare my home for my grand babies to enjoy as they grow up.

    1. Oh my! We are passing this on to Adrianne!!

  2. I wish I had read this about 30 years ago! Such solid wisdom with your insight in applying it to our lives.

    1. I just wish it was super easy to apply! Thanks for sharing.


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