Proverbs 31 Woman
What does God expect of holy women in today's world?
There are not many women today who have set their life's goal to be a trustworthy, virtuous woman.
In God's sight and in ours - they are priceless. "Who can find a virtuous woman? for
her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall
have no need of spoil." She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life."
Is it possible for a woman in today's culture to live up to the Godly
standards of the Proverb 31 woman? Are these Scriptures relevant in
modern society? How can one woman be good at all these professions?
"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She
riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and
a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with
the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard." (Proverbs 31:13-16)
What does it take for a young lady to grow into the mature mother
described in these verses? "She girdeth her loins with strength, and
strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her
candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and
her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the
snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with
scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk
and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the
elders of the land. (Proverbs 31:17-23)
Does the Proverbs 31 woman exist today - who is she? Should your young
ladies set a goal for themselves of becoming a modern Proverbs 31
woman? Is that goal attainable? She maketh fine linen, and selleth
it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are
her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her
mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh
well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he
praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest
them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that
feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her
hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." (Proverbs 31:24-31)
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