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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Worth Far More than Rubies

Worth Far More than Rubies
By: Shannon Cochran 06.11.03

For my new friend whose worth in God’s sight questioned. You are worth far more than rubies, dear woman.

Earth’s foundations laid by Him[1],
With care thought out how to build them.
With wisdom[2] earth was formed and filled[3];
To God’s perfect plan His Spirit yield.

Made by and for Him[4], God’s glory see,
His creation declares His majesty[5].
No tongue or language hears not His Word.
Everywhere God’s voice is heard[6].

Light of day, night, water, and sky[7],
Separation of water with land that’s dry[8].
Vegetation, plants, trees and fruit[9];
At His Word, living things take root.

Sun and moon govern day and night[10].
Water teems with life; birds take flight[11].
Land produces all living creatures[12].
Saved BEST for LAST, has God’s own features![13]

In His image God made man,
To rule over animals, earth, and land[14].
In nostrils of man, God breathed life[15].
From ribs of man God created wife![16]

With pow’r and purpose suitable helper[17] created.
Worth more than rubies her value not debated.[18]
Blessed woman, wife, and mother to be[19];
Highest calling to bear LIFE for Thee!

In her womb gifts of God[20] she carries,
And upholds honor of man she marries[21].
Loved with man’s life[22], radiant church[23] is she.
Unblemished, washed with Word[24], purity see[25].
Strength and Dignity mark her ways[26],
Inner beauty of heart[27], to God lift praise!
Profitable, marketable, not idle but gifted[28].
Not fearing the future[29], by Truth spirit lifted.
Fearfully and wonderfully, this woman was made.[30]
Knit together by God, in blessed womb’s shade.[31]

Upon believing in Him, Child of God![32]
Heir of LIFE,[33] my Jesus, applaud!
Not by mistake but by His purpose created.
Worth far more than rubies, her value not debated!

[1] Hebrews 1:10
[2] Jeremiah 10:12
[3] Genesis 1-2
[4] Ephesians 1:16
[5] Psalm 19:1
[6] Psalm 19:3
[7] Genesis 1:3-8
[8] Genesis 1:9-10
[9] Genesis 1:11-13
[10] Genesis 1:14-19
[11] Genesis 1:20-23
[12] Genesis 1:24-25
[13] Genesis 1:26-27
[14] Genesis 1:26, 28
[15] Genesis 2:7
[16] Genesis 2:21-22
[17] Genesis 2:18
[18] Proverbs 31:10
[19] Proverbs 31:28-29
[20] Psalm 127:3
[21] Proverbs 31:12; Ephesians 5:22-24; 1 Peter 3:1-2
[22] Ephesians 5:25-29
[23] Ephesians 5:27
[24] Ephesians 5:26
[25] 1 Peter 3:2
[26] Proverbs 31:25
[27] 1 Peter 3:4-5
[28] Proverbs 31:13-27
[29] Proverbs 31:21, 25
[30] Psalm 139:13-18
[31] Psalm 139:13
[32] John 1:12-13
[33] Romans 8:17

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