The Proverbs 31 Woman
King Lemuel’s mother warns him of the dangers of women and wine. In different ways, both have brought down great leaders. Both are certainly distractions to a king’s true work—defending the poor. (Voice)
Proverbs 31: 10-31 fascinates, inspires, convicts—and exhausts me.
Since some of the activities and examples aren’t as relevant and meaningful in our culture, what follows is my attempt to break them down into the qualities, activities, and values represented in the passage.
“Who can find a truly excellent woman? One who is superior in all that she is and all that she does?” (Voice)
She is priceless.
She is trustworthy and brings prosperity and blessing to her husband.
She has a positive attitude about her work.
She doesn’t regularly sleep in. She isn’t lazy.
She is an employer who empowers her family and staff.
She cooks breakfast for everyone.
She invests in real estate.
She is an entrepreneur.
She is diligent, organized, energetic, and strong.
Her work is high quality, and she doesn’t mind working late.
She looks for ways to serve others—she is compassionate and generous.
She is confident and fearless because she plans and prepares well.
She sees to it that her family has the proper clothing for each season and occasion.
She is an excellent manager.
She dresses beautifully.
She brings honor to her husband. Her excellence encourages others to respect him.
She is a producer/manufacturer and a wholesaler.
She is resilient and honorable.
She doesn’t worry (fear) about the future.
She teaches others with words of wisdom.
She is not self-absorbed.
She is astute and diligent.
She is praise-worthy and well-respected.
She is God-fearing.
Her beauty is more than skin-deep.
She is successful and honored, not only in her own home, but others take notice as well.
Based on Proverbs 31
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