Meme on the internet reads: “I’d rather be a Proverbs 31 woman than a Victoria’s Secret Model.”
Let’s see. What does Proverbs 31 say?
We have to make sure we cut and paste the biblical passage so we don’t take any of this out of context. Here’s a link.
Oh cool, this part pertains to all those drug tests that those pesky Republicans want to impose on the Welfare Kids:
7 Let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
What gets me about these verses is that the woman in this passage is bad ass. She has her own income that surpasses her husband’s. Check this out:
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
What’s even better is she’s buying a vineyard so she can make mad cash off the wine she bottles and distributes.
The next time someone tells you they want to be a Proverbs 31 woman, understand that they want to be a woman who gives to charity, they support welfare for those who have problems with drugs and alcohol, and they have enough money on their own to maintain their own lucrative business.
Believers, please read your bibles. Do your mental aerobics all you want. It just doesn’t cut it. These verses make much better sense in context given the wide range of issues you vote against today.