Saturday, April 02, 2011

In The Eyes of Woman

In the world, there are many woman, there are many perceptions in our eyes.

In the eyes of a woman, there are also so many desires and things.

Many prices. Many sacrifices.
Many temptations. Many failures.
Many confusions. Many doubts.

I dont know what my eyes are searching for.

So  in this entry, I did some research about what is woman from Bible.

* Proverbs 31 :
Vs. 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Vs. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

Vs. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Vs. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
(She is willing to do hardwork for her family).

Vs. 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
(She has a deep concern about her family's health).

Vs. 15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

Vs. 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 
(She has amazing responsibility and futuristic vision for her family).

Vs. 17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

Vs. 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

Vs. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

Vs. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 
(Reminded of story about America's Great Depression in early 20th century, when million people were hungry, jobless, and sometimes homeless. Virtuous women in that era were wellknown for the quote: "I will never turn a hungry person away from my door!")

Vs. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

Vs. 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 
Virtuous woman know how to takecare of her gift in beauty.

Vs. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

Vs. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

Vs. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Vs. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
(She concerns about character issues, domestic responsibilities, social graces, etc planted in her family).

Vs. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Vs. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Vs. 29 Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.

Vs. 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Vs. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 
(In the end, the virtuous woman will not only be blessed by her husband and children, but also will get the reward of "Welldone").

* Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.

In Bible, 'The Woman' is not decribed as "free-eyed" woman as defined by modern feminists.
She is God-fearing, woman that belongs to her husband and family. Keep it simple.


The Potraits of Some Women' Eyes

"We woman get a bit of the good life, a piece of the cake.
And enough of the hard times to keep us awake.
It takes the eyes of a woman, the heart of a child.
The soul of a gypsy, to cherish the wild."

Because The Eyes of Woman is The Eyes of World.


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