I've been reading our new Orthodox Study Bible and a friend directed me to the great Wisdom of Sirach. I have been thoroughly enjoying it. There are some great snippets throughout and I thought that I would start sharing them here.
One of my favorite James blogged but here it is again and I'll continue with it.
Do not hate hard work, especially farming, which was created by the Most High.
Wisdom of Sirach 7:15
Later in the chapter it goes on to say...
Do you have cattle? Take care of them; and if they are profitable to you, keep them.
Do you have children? Correct them, and make them obey from their youth.
Do you have daughters? Watch carefully over their chastity, and do not be too easy on them.
Give a daughter in marriage and you will have completed a great work; but give her to a man of understanding.
Wisdom of Sirach 7:22-25