Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, that is what my heart desires…

Chapter 31 of the Book of Proverbs in the Bible is presented as advice which Lemuel’s mother gave to him, about how a virtuous king should reign, and also detailing the attributes of a virtuous wife or ideal woman. It is a praise of the good wife, a definition of an  “ideal woman”.

We are not perfect, nor does God expect us to be. But, I desire on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman by working hard to become a woman who honors God.  Remember that we are worthy of God’s grace. Be truthful and faithful. Love others, be good to others, share good news, and pray for others.

Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is all about embracing God’s grace, bearing God’s image, and fulfilling God’s call on your life. The Proverbs 31 is a guide for every woman to help you identify who a virtuous woman is and the qualities you must have to be a virtuous woman. It is always my prayer that  the qualities of a virtues woman will be evident in me and to others whose desire is to become a Proverbs 31 woman in honor of Him.

Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is not about having a list of accomplishments to achieve the perfection of a virtuous woman.  It is about studying the virtues described and living a life where they are evident.

It is everything about becoming, and this becoming is through God’s grace, not draining yourself through struggling.

 

1. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Trustworthy

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain. ~Proverbs 31:11

2. The Proverbs 31 Woman is a Blessing to her Husband

She does him good, and not harm,
    all the days of her life.
Her husband is known in the gates
    when he sits among the elders of the land.
~Proverbs 31:12, 23

3. The Proverbs 31 Woman is an Eager Worker

…[she] works with willing hands. ~Proverbs 31:13

4. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Resourceful

She is like the ships of the merchant;
    she brings her food from afar. ~Proverbs 31:14

5. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Motivated

She rises while it is yet night
    and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens. ~Proverbs 31:15

6. The Proverbs 31 Woman is a Good Steward

She considers a field and buys it;
    with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. ~Proverbs 31:16

7. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Industrious

She dresses herself with strength
    and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
    Her lamp does not go out at night.
She looks well to the ways of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
~Proverbs 31:17-18, 27

8. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Generous

She opens her hand to the poor
    and reaches out her hands to the needy. ~Proverbs 31:20

9. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Well Prepared

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
    for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
~Proverbs 31:21, 25

10. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Business Savvy

She makes linen garments and sells them;
    she delivers sashes to the merchant. ~Proverbs 31:24

11. The Proverbs 31 Woman is Strong & Dignified

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
~Proverbs 31:25

12. The Proverbs 31 Woman Watches Her Words

She opens her mouth with wisdom
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
~Proverbs 31:26

WHY BE A PROVERBS 31 WOMAN?

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
    and let her works praise her in the gates.
~Proverbs 31:28-31

The Proverbs 31 woman is a summary of virtues that a woman who loves God will bear as fruit in her life as she matures in Him. 

For every woman like me who also desires on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman remember that…

Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is a journey that you walk every day.

When you desire and work manifesting these Proverbs 31 virtues in your life, it is very likely that your husband and children will have hearts that are grateful for you and adore you and every woman I think desires that, as for me my heart desires that to glorify and praise His name. My heart desires that because that gives me a peace of mind,a happy heart.

BECOMING A PROVERBS 31 WOMAN IS A JOURNEY

Don’t feel overwhelmed when you read all about how to be a Proverbs 31 woman. After all, becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is a journey.

As you grow in the Lord you will become more and more of an image bearer for Him.

Don’t let this passage make you feel insufficient, but rather recognize the principles/virtuous describe in it and know that there is grace from God to help you live them.

Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is about knowing God more and living in His grace. I always pray and ask God to help me. I am focusing on His grace qualifying me and not trying earn God’s favor. I am digging deeper into these virtues and study and apply them in my life as I honor God.

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