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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Proverbs 31:10-31

Wonder Woman: Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as
Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules
a description by DC Comics

Compiled over 1,000 years, the Book of Proverbs, originally written in Hebrew, is a mish-mash of instructions, little discourses and advice. Along the way, there are “sayings” about creation, divine power, and human ignorance.

The portion for today comes at the very end and it brings us the description of the ideal woman – a “woman of valor.” Your planners are pleased to know this wonder woman earns her own money, owns her own property, speaks wisdom, teaches kindness, and is an industrious housewife.

Not to steal too much thunder from this admirable description, but commentators say the passage is intended to show a young man the qualities he should look for in a wife.

Why are we not surprised?

Kristabeth Atwood will explore this passage at 4 Sunday. Be with us for her sermon, Communion, and CCP Joys and Concerns. Zoom links will appear in your Sunday morning email. Tom Jones is the pianist.