For many years now I have admired - and at times resented - the Proverbs 31 woman. She's described as a woman who fears the Lord as well as an excellent wife worth more than precious jewels. The chapter continues to describe her character and her actions. For the next few Word Study Wednesdays, I want to focus on this virtuous woman - comparing her lifestyle to the way we live today. Though written thousands of years ago, I believe we can learn from her.
I've always enjoyed reading about this woman because it gives me an idea of what a godly woman looks like. Though at times we are given glimpses of other women in the Bible, they seem to remain mysterious. This chapter reveals a godly woman's life, which I find interesting.
As I mentioned earlier, I have also resented this woman. It usually occurs during those times where I feel inadequate. She seems like a superhero, doing everything perfectly. I have days where I can barely get my act together.
I want this study to be encouraging and uplifting. I want to look at the Proverbs 31 woman as a role-model or at least an example of how a godly woman lives her life. I don't want to be intimidated by her anymore, only encouraged.
What are your thoughts about the Proverbs 31 woman? I know I am looking forward to delving into her life and gaining insight that will help me on my journey with the Lord.