What if we thought of all women this way? Would we see them differently? I am flattered to be considered a "polished" jewel in the sight of God. Palaces are often exquisite, adorned with every beauty of craftsmanship, and home to the royal. What an honor. Women have been considered the heart of the home and a foundation for their families.
Men are also incredible! They love, serve and protect all that they hold dear. Parents have a great responsibility to raise their children into such men and women; they all want their children to be "safe, pure, strong and righteous" as Holland says.
I can only hope that when I have a family of my own, my husband and I can raise our sons to be as "plants grown up in their youth" and daughters who are "polished after the similitude of a palace", being the best they can be. Being responsible citizens, friends, family and children of God.
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." -Lady Bird Johnson
"Every child you encounter is a divine appointment." -Wess Stafford
"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!" -David Vitter