I have a love-hate relationship with the Proverbs 31 woman. I was so relieved to learn that she was not real. The mother of King Solomon came up with her as a standard for the woman her son would marry. As the mother of an incredible young man, I can so relate! The Proverbs 31 woman is a woman of great value, who strains toward excellence with every breath she takes and every step she makes. She is a woman God says should be our role model as women. I have struggled with this standard during the last year. A Covid-19 Pandemic will mess with your mind and honestly with your faith. Thankfully, the Word of God addresses my struggles with these words from Proverbs.
Proverbs 31: 28 – 31 (NCV) “Her children speak well of her. Her husband also praises her, saying, ‘There are many fine women, but you are better than all of them.’ Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you, but a woman who respects the LORD should be praised. Give her the reward she has earned; she should be praised in public for what she has done.”
The Proverbs 31 woman had it all: Success, influence, friends, family, career, and beauty.
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SOURCE: Crosswalk | Mary Southerland