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Proverbs 31:10 | The Wolfe Notes

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Our  2023 GROWTH for Today journey  guides us through the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you. Each month, we're focusing on a different trait of the Proverbs 31 woman; in January, that trait is VALUABLE. During week one , we set the background for our study and defined valuable. In week two, we began our examination of Proverbs 31:10. What follows are our notes for that examination. (Our personal thoughts are denoted by an asterisk. Please do not read them as definitive answers; we are seekers too.) Contents: The Verse Literal Meaning What is Weird? About Virtue A Look at Rubies Other Versions of the Verse A Look at Roles Proverbs 31:10 (KJV) Who can find  / a virtuous woman? / for her price  / is far above rubies.   Literal Meaning *A virtuous woman is rare and exceedingly valuable. What is Weird? *Why would a mother who is giving wife-seeking advice to her son ask who can find such a woman? By listing the virtues and

Building Background on Proverbs 31 | The Wolfe Notes

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Our 2023 GROWTH for Today journey guides us through the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you. Each month, we're focusing on a different trait of the Proverbs 31 woman; in January, that trait is VALUABLE. Find here our notes for week one , where we set the background for our study and defined valuable. (Our personal thoughts are denoted by an asterisk. Please do not read them as definitive answers; we are seekers too. ) Contents: Define Wisdom Wisdom Personified Build Background Relate to Helper Relate to Keeper Relate to Church Define Valuable Define Wisdom Proverb's Purpose ( Proverbs 1:1-3 ) To gain wisdom and instruction.  For understanding words of insight.  For receiving instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity. * Personal definition : Wisdom is the practice of making righteous choices.  Wisdom Personified As a Woman ( Got Questions ) Not to be taken literally; poetic device. In Hebrew, wisdom is a fem

Uniquely Crafted | Wisdom of Ants

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Leave it to God who uses the weak things of this world to humble the strong ( 1 Corinthians 1:27 ) to teach me so much from…ANTS! Would you march alongside me? If so, here are  paths to explore : General Exploration Why are we  urged to consider ants  on our wisdom quest? What might it be like to  live as an ant ?  Am I a sluggard?  Do I really need the help of an ant? How can I  apply specific advice from the verse  today? My Responsibilities, Upon Consideration of the Ant Speak life. Why words matter. Keep marching.  Keep doing the work assigned to me and  know  it is vital. Protect My King . Our actions reflect on our King. Continuing along the responsibility path, I must accept and respond to the fact that An Ant’s Perspective Each species of ant (and varying workers within the same species) possesses unique physical characteristics suited for the specific role they must live out to survive. Uniquely C

Protect My King | Wisdom of Ants

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Ants are, arguably, not the most exciting topic. In fact, many consider them pests and study them in ways that entail only speedy eradication methods.  However, the more I march with them, the more I learn from them. Would you like to journey with me? If so, here are paths to explore : General Exploration Why are we urged to consider ants on our wisdom quest? What might it be like to live as an ant ?  Am I a sluggard? Do I really need the help of an ant? How can I apply explicit advice from the verse today? My Responsibilities, Upon Consideration of the Ant Speak life. Keep marching. Keep doing the work assigned to me and know it is vital. And now, as I continue the responsibility path, I wonder: how might I Picture by Shammiknr via Pixabay An Ant’s Perspective An ant’s protection of their queen is instinctual at every stage : Larvae eat invading larva   ( BBC )  to ensure an alien colony does not infiltrate their queen’s nest. Young adults care for the larva  ( BBC )  of

Routine, but Vital | Wisdom of Ants

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 For the last year or so, I’ve been deep diving into Proverbs. One verse a day. Which might sound like a quick 5-minute devotional, but each verse holds SO much wisdom. I find myself blessedly lost in the truths, promises, and the everlasting goodness of God. With you, the Wolfe Stew community, we’ve been following the ant trail by picking up morsels of wisdom related to ants inspired by Proverbs 6:6-8: Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Morsels we’ve explored so far include: Exploring why Solomon chose an ant Interpreting an ant’s life Accepting that we are all sluggards Applying Solomon’s advice to our lives Seeing communication as a responsibility And now, the morsel we're currently digesting is: The Daily Human Grind We all feel the grind of routine and often wonder: We feel stuck in a meaningless back and forth, single