The Queen That I Am

I heard of a queen, whose palace was set on a hill, and adorned with jewels. Though surrounded by much wealth, she was discontent and desired elaborate displays of her riches and the receipt of expensive gifts. It was the king’s job to satisfy her appetite. And this he did with much grandeur.

He always knew when he married her that that was how she longed to be loved. He was ready to give all to possess her, because she was beautiful to behold. With his affluence he had gained her heart. With his affluence, he gained the heart of many a woman, as he bought all he desired. And it was known that he had many concubines.

I also learnt of another queen, equal in beauty and majesty, who lives in a glorious palace. It is said of her that “her worth is far above rubies” (Prov 31:10) and that “the heart of her husband safely trusts her” (v11). Though royal, “she willingly works with her hands” (v13).

She is hailed abroad for her kindness, as she “provides food for her household and a portion for her servants” (v15). Even as “she extends her hand to the poor”…

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