Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Proverbs 31 Woman

So who is this Proverbs 31 woman?  We strive to be like her, and get down on ourselves when we can't.    In the next few postings, I would like to examine this woman and many of the other women in the Bible.

Everyone thinks that they cannot become this "perfect"
woman, when in fact if you stop and think about it, we can in fact accomplish this role.

Lets look at the 10 virtues of this woman:

1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15)
This is the easy one, all we need to do is love God and devote ourselves to Him
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)
 This one is a bit harder isn't it?  Respect our husbands?  YES!  We put them above ourselves and love them as we love Christ.  
3.  Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven.  her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)

4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)

5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)

7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)

9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )

This is another one we must watch out for Ladies!
10. Beauty – A Virtuous  Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)

I do believe that we as Godly woman can do this... and in doing this we can show our daughters how to grow into Godly women.  We will also show our sons what to look for in a Godly wife.  

We must put the world behind us and God before us, and show the world what the Proverbs 31 woman looks like!

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading a great new book that is wonderful for women considering marriage, new wives, and veteran wives, young wives, older wives. It aligns so well with the Proverbs 31 wife. I hope everyone 
enjoys it as I have. Biblical, affirming and challenging. It's called "The Wholehearted Wife: 10
Keys to a More Loving Relationship." Fresh in my mind is one of my favorite quotes, "Jesus is the ultimate source of our fulfillment in life. As our Creator and Savior, He is the only one who can affirm our value and meet our deepest needs. When our identities are anchored in Christ, the peace, freedom, and joy He gives us aren't dependent on our husbands or our marriages
- or anything else!" I highly recommend it!