One of my most favorite things I learned about when I was in high school seminary was the principle of “likening the scriptures unto myself.” I wouldn’t say that I am a scriptorian by any means, but I do love it when I read the scriptures and can apply it directly to my life. While studying my Personal Progress goals recently, I came across this scripture and I just knew it was something I needed to directly apply to me, as a woman, a mother, and a wife because I have so much to work on. And, when you need guidance, what better place to turn to than the scriptures?
I’ll put my notes in red after each verse that I applied to myself. I’d love to know how you would apply any of these verses to yourself.
10 ¶Whocanfindavirtuouswoman?forherpriceisfarabove rubies.I need to value myself and have confidence in my role as a woman, wife, and mother.
11 Theheartofherhusbanddothsafelytrustinher,sothatheshallhavenoneedofspoil.My husband trusts that I am capable of any task placed before me and he too values me.
12 Shewilldohimgoodandnotevilallthedaysofherlife.I choose to love my husband with all my heart.
22 Shemakethherselfcoveringsoftapestry;herclothingissilk andpurple.While I don’t think that sewing my own clothing is actually cost effective, I strive to make sure my family has clean clothes to wear and even if I choose to buy my clothing second hand, I need to be proud of myself for my thriftiness.
26 Sheopenethhermouthwithwisdom;andinhertongueisthe lawofkindness.I need to be more careful when I speak and I should choose what I say carefully and not speak ill of others. I want to be remembered as someone who spoke kindly to others and about others.
27 Shelookethwelltothewaysofherhousehold,andeatethnot thebreadofidleness.I need to be actively engaged in good causes but always remember there is good, better, and best.
28 Herchildrenariseup,andcallherblessed;herhusbandalso,andhepraisethher.I want my children and husband to be proud of me.