“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”  (Proverbs 31:30, NIV)

For most of us, whether male or female, our model for womanhood is our own mother.

There are many praiseworthy attributes in our model woman — whomever she may be (wife, mother, grandmother, sister. . .); and we may debate which attribute is superior to all the others.  The Proverbs reminds us that a woman who fears the Lord is always worthy of praise.

Today, on the threshold of the Mothers’ Day weekend, we have, or will, honor (or remember) women who have earned our praise and gratitude.  Double-up on both when the object of your affection fears the Lord God.  A God-fearing woman is a wise counselor; a faithful friend; a worthy companion; an able helper; and a gift from God.  – Luther

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