“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies” Proverbs 31:10
Have you ever wondered what the husband of The Wife of Noble Character in Proverbs 31:10-31 would be like? Well here’s a suggestion based on Proverbs 31 in a modern day setting:
The Man of Noble Character
Who can find a man of noble character?
He’s worth far more than Bill Gates.
His wife has full confidence in him
and has everything she needs.
He brings her good, not harm,
all the days of his life.
He selects wood and screws
and builds with eager hands.
He’s like Stuttaford Van Lines
bringing furniture from afar.
He gets up while it’s still dark;
heading off to work so that his children and employees have all they need.
He considers a new store and purchases it;
out of his earnings he buys commodities.
He sets about his work vigorously;
weighing up his options.
He sees that his trading on the stock market is profitable,
and his office lamp is on late into the night.
He types away on the computer keyboard
and clicks the mouse with his index finger.
He reaches out to the poor
and washes dishes at the men’s shelter.
When winter comes he has nothing to fear
for his house is insulated and heated by an electric furnace.
He washes and waxes the car;
he dresses up in a Pierre Cardin suit.
His wife is respected at the City Hall,
where she takes her seat among the councilors.
He runs a chain of hardware stores
supplying builders, roofers, and carpenters with a variety of products.
He’s known as a man of principle and integrity;
with a sense of humour he takes each day in his stride.
He speaks with wisdom,
telling others how they can have fullness of life in Jesus Christ.
He keeps an eye on everything concerning his family,
there isn’t an idle bone in his body.
His children say, “Dad’s cool!”
His wife thinks he’s fantastic and praises him saying:
“Many men do great things,
but you’re the best of the best.”
Ability to work hard diminishes, and strength ebbs away;
but the man who loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, and mind, should be praised.
Give him the reward he has earned,
and let his good works bring him praise in high places.