Proverbs 31 with a twist.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Husbands!
A strong, sensitive, and spiritual husband—who is she that can find him?
He is far more precious than solid bars of gold, and his value is far above the wealth of Wall Street.
The heart of his wife trusts implicitly in his priesthood of their home, confidently relying in his spiritual wisdom.
He comforts, cares for, supports, and partners her in all their endeavors, and supports her and their offspring as long as there is life within him.
He spends quality time with each child in his family, learning the child’s bent and seeking to develop his or her potential to its fullest.
He finds joy in the accomplishments of his family. He rises while it is early to study and seek God’s will for his life and the life of his loved ones, and stays up late praying for the growth and safety of his children.
He works diligently to provide for his family. He considers business decisions in Godly context and does all things with integrity, ensuring his family’s future and well-being to the best of his God-given abilities.
He does not worry over his children’s futures for he has provided a solid spiritual and economic foundation from which to launch them.
He looks well to the care of his home and property and gives excellent care to those material things which God has provided.
He manages the family finances, giving tithes to the Lord and contributing to the needs of the poor and lost.
He is a leader among men and an example to all who know him, and provides whatever help he can to his neighbor.
He opens his hand to his friends and neighbors and shares the fruits of God’s bounty wherever he can.
He speaks words of Godly wisdom and is a father and spiritual guide to all whom the Lord brings across his path.
His children honor him and respect his advice, and he is blessed with grandchildren in his latter years.
He knows the importance of rest and relationships and takes time to celebrate the Lord’s Day and family events.
He takes time to acknowledge his wife—his life partner—and is sensitive to her needs. He is rewarded with a solid bond, lasting through golden years.
Many sons have done virtuously, but you exceed them all. Brains and good looks are deceptive, and physical strength is vain, but a man who lives with God as Lord of his life shall be praised.