If you’re feeling discouraged, this post should help clarify your understanding of who the Proverbs 31 woman is and who is she not. We’ll look at the Biblical context and talk about what it looks like to be a Proverbs 31 woman in a modern world.
She’s rare & different from the women of the world
While women of this world place their identity in their job titles, how much money they make, the number of followers they have on Instagram and other earthly treasures, a Proverbs 31 woman places her identity in God.
She works hard
Pay attention to the language the poem uses to describe her work: – She works with eager hand – She works vigorously – She’s profitable meaning she’s a good steward of her business finances. – Her lamp doesn’t go out meaning she’s planned ahead and makes wise use of her resources.
She’s trustworthy & dependable
We know that her husband has full confidence in her. She’s responsible and cares of her home, family, and business. She has good relationships with her customers and the community. Without her, who could they turn to? They rely on her and she always pull through for them.
She is strong
What does it mean to be clothed with strength and dignity? This ties back into the definition of a virtuous woman. It means that not only is she strong in her character, but she is Worthy of honor and respect.
She is wise and discerning
I personally love that the Proverbs 31 woman knows what she wants and she goes for it. She doesn’t worry and stress over what to do next, she just does it. Of course, we don’t know her inner dialogue to herself or the number of times she’s had to push past her failures and get back up again.
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