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More Priceless Than Rubies

on May 13, 2018

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Proverbs 31:10– “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is above rubies.”

Rubies are exceptionally durable, second only to diamonds in hardness. They are one of the few gems whose color reaches vivid saturation levels.

Rubies come in all varieties of red, from pinkish, purplish, orangey, brownish, to dark red. The color can often help identify the stone’s geographic origin. Stones from Myanmar generally command the highest prices, followed by those from Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Fine quality rubies are some of the most expensive gems, with record prices over $100,000 per caret.

I’m not sure what the average woman weighs, if we convert pounds to carets, but God says a virtuous woman is worth more than that. 

I count myself fortunate to have had a truly virtuous mother. I hope you, also, have experienced the joy of growing up in a Christian home, raised by a mother who always put God and her family above herself. 

I think back to many instances of total unselfishness on her part. Her moral standards were impeccable and her motives beyond reproach.  

My mother is a jewel and our family is fortunate to still have her with us.

As we honor our mothers this Mother’s Day, let’s be mindful of just how precious a mother of noble character can be. Her value to her family is beyond measure.

More priceless than rubies.

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One response to “More Priceless Than Rubies

  1. Beautifully worded, Brenda! 🙂

    On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 3:16 AM, spiritualsnippets.com wrote:

    > Brenda Poulos posted: ” Proverbs 31:10- “Who can find a virtuous woman? > For her price is above rubies.” Rubies are exceptionally durable, second > only to diamonds in hardness. They are one of the few gems whose color > reaches vivid saturation levels. Rubies come in all” >

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