Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The perfect woman.

In the book of Proverbs in the bible (Chapter 31 to be exact), there is an ideal woman.

I can't think of yet ONE woman in the entirety of History that could boast to matching up to this ideal. And todays women are more likely the exact opposite of it.

Proverbs 31

(Ive cut out the first vrses as

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

No woman earns anything these days at all. So I certainly wouldn't be praising them at my city gate.

What comes around goes around though, so one could argue the marriage strike is a justified punishment for three decades of bullshit.

Let's fucking hope it sinks in next time.

And also, it seems the early church certainly knew about that incessant nagging desire women half to talk.

"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent." (NIV, 1 Timothy 2:11-12)

One up God !


Blogger Viking said...

Christian women seem to love this passage but never seem to read past v. 11 or 12. The amazing thing is that they don't even seem to realize that they are not even a shadow of such a woman. Some how they think that because they are woman, therefore they are all the rest of it. Getting up just in time to give the kids a granola bar and take them to school in the SUV that her husband paid for just because you she can't stand the idea of her kids loosing status by getting to school by bus, is not the same as getting up while it is still dark to provide food for the her family.

This passage is clearly saying that the perfect woman is the one that works hard for her family. Such a woman I will certainly praise. I just can't seem to find one.

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