Proverbs 31 Dad
By David Drury
10 A father of decent moral
fiber who can find?
He is worth far more than Super Bowl tickets.
11 His wife has full
confidence in him
and he’s the one she knows she can count on.
12 He brings her flowers,
not just dirty clothes,
at least on Valentine’s Day.
13 He understands steel
and works with manly hands.
14 He is as faithful as
routinely bringing his paycheck from afar.
15 He gets up while it
is still dark;
he provides fun and stability for his family
and knows how to tip the bell man with style.
16 He considers a stock
or other investment;
out of his earnings he sets aside for the college fund.
17 He sets about his
his arms are strong for his tasks,
even if it is merely accounting and e-mail.
18 He sees that his portfolio
and the CNBC channel does not go out at night.
19 In his hand he holds
the desktop phone
and grasps the optical mouse with his fingers.
20 He opens his arms to
and picks up the bill for his unemployed buddy.
21 When it snows, he
has no fear for his household;
for he has four-wheel drive. Hallelujah.
22 He can’t match his
clothes but he looks good in them;
and he can teach his sons to tie a tie.
23 His wife is
respected because of his adoration,
and she is more valued in his home than anywhere.
24 He is good at his
trade—one of the best they say,
he is on time and makes his quota.
25 He is clothed with studliness and self-respect;
he gives a guffaw at the days to come.
26 He speaks with understanding,
and a good lecture to the kids is on his tongue.
27 He watches over the
quality of his lawn
and doesn’t let it go to seed for lack of mowing.
28 His children see him
come home from work and call him DADDY!;
his wife also, praising him says:
29 "Many men are moral,
but you are the total package."
30 Charisma is deceptive,
and bench press totals are fleeting;
but a man who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give him the reward he
and let his works bring him praise among his children.