My Love-Hate Relationship With the ‘Proverbs 31’ Woman

What do you really think of the ‘Proverbs 31’ woman?

When I start to read the description of her, I am inspired and encouraged.  But as the list of things she does continues on I begin to feel that I’m just not up to the task.

It is so easy to read about her and feel totally defeated!

But there is one significant verse in this passage and when we focus on its truth, it takes the pressure off us from having to live up to being exactly like her.

It says, “charm is deceptive and beauty doesn’t last but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”

Proverbs 31 is a description of one woman, but each woman is unique.  We all have different gifts and lifestyles but there is something universal she had that we can have too and that is found in fearing the Lord!

Fearing the Lord means that we devote our lives completely to God, honouring Him in everything we do.  This is where we have the opportunity to become our own incredibly awesome ‘Proverbs 31’ woman.


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