Friday, March 13, 2009

Seek Her As Silver

Melody Teapot by Carolyn Shores Wright

Rose Lame by Carolyn Shores Wrighte

This is from Proverbs, the 2nd chapter. It contains the words seek, and search in it. Notice what it says to search for.

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Sometimes I see the key word searches that lead to my blog. Words like: table settings, home making, arranging a living room, writing letters, feminism vs. the Bible, and so forth, give me an idea of what people are searching for. Searching for knowledge that is lovely, good and pure, is something that will uplift the heart.

I enjoy the web, and other bloggers and sites have inspired me tremendously. I especially love pretty blogs with pictures of rooms and houses and all the good things in them. When I first began blogging, I was warned that the web was a terrible place because of all the spammers or flamers and all the filth elsewhere on it. I discovered that Christian women before me had paved a path of beauty with their lovely blogs and websites. One of my first browsing enjoyment came from these sites:

and some of the newer ones I enjoy are

It is interesting that the Bible uses the words "her" and "she" when referring to something as important as precious as wisdom, knowledge, understanding and many more things. "She" and "her" occur often in the Bible to personify things of value!


Unknown said...

Thanks for the links! They look so interesting. I was just about to post information for Godey's magazine(listed on your link). I found it on Google Books a few weeks ago - lovely for paper dolls, coloring, and clipart. I plan to make some bookmarks for my niece with the images.

Google books is a wonderful place to find vintage homemakers books and literature. I use many of these resources for homeschooling as well. Here's my link for my blog library....just sharing, not expecting link love.

Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm said...

Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!

Diane Shiffer said...

Thank you ever so much for the links!

Of course, your little blog here is one of the coziest spots on the web... you do know that don't you?♥

praying you have a sweet and blessed weekend, my dear.

Rhondi said...

Hi Lydia
Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. I love the book of Proverbs. Wisdom is so needed in our country today!
The tea pot and tea cup are beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links!!...I know I will be checking those. :o)