Be prepared!

Proverbs 31:21

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

This verse is part of a long passage in Proverbs extolling the virtues of a good wife.  In The Message, this verse reads, “She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.” MSG

I’m married to a boy scout.  I can’t recite all of the things that a scout aspires to be, but I know that they are called to be trustworthy, clean, reverent, and above all, prepared.

The good wife in Proverbs is prepared.

She has no worries because she has carefully thought through potential outcomes and has made preparations to deal with them when they come.

Once she’s done all that, she’s finished.

She doesn’t obsess over something that she may have forgotten, or some circumstance she may not have anticipated.

Verse 25 says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” NIV

She’s an amazing woman, with no worries.

There’s a lot here to think about today.

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