Friday, November 27, 2015

Proverbs 11:16 A Gracious Woman

A gracious woman retains honor, but ruthless men retain riches. Proverbs 11:16
Gracious: favor, grace, elegance: of form and appearance
Retains: to obtain, keep fast; maintain
Honor: splendor, glory, of external condition and circumstances

  • civil 
  • courteous 
  • devoted 
  • kind 
  • polite 
  • respectful 
  • thoughtful
  • beneficent 
  • favorable 
  • friendly
  • generous 
  • gentle 
  • good 
  • goodhearted 
  • good-humored 
  • good-natured
  • kind 
  • merciful 
  • mild 
  • sympathetic
We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal. J.I. Packer
"Gracious" is a characteristic that comes from God. When a heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31 MSG), then grace flows freely. 

A gracious woman is one that fears God and then lives a life in accordance with His wisdom, and she is recognized by the endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal for all the God has done and is doing. 

A gracious woman—a title for which to strive daily. 

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