Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 City gates were part of a city's protection as well as places of central activity. Important business transactions took place there. When Boaz wanted to become Ruth's kinsman redeemer, he went to her other … Continue reading Honor by Association
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Proverbs 31:22 How is the Proverbs 31 woman not the coolest chick you know? I hate that she gets a bad rap in some circles for being all good and generous and hardworking, when we’ve all had a long week and really … Continue reading Stylin’ Mama
The Proverbs 31 woman is definitely a planner who anticipates and meets all the needs of her household and wants the very best for them. When it snows she has no fear because all of her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes sure they are clothed with the warmest clothing possible for the cold winter. When … Continue reading She Has No Fear
As Christians it's far past time to get past the sins of this world, and the arguments of what's right and wrong. We can't change the world by pointing our fingers and rebuking the sinner. It's going to take extending our hands and reaching out to the hurting, welcoming them into our lives, and showing them the true heart of Jesus.
"She puts her hands on the distaff, and her fingers hold a spindle." Proverbs 31:19 Okay, I know what you're thinking. "What the heck is a distaff?" Yeah, I thought the same thing, so I googled it. Turns out a distaff is a stick or spindle used for spinning, designed to keep the unspun fibers untangled … Continue reading You Reap what you Sow
"She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night." Proverbs 31:18 I have spent many hours, days, weeks, and years imagining the way my future husband will propose to me. It only seems like the typical thing for a girl to do - dreaming about the perfect gown, … Continue reading Am I Ready to be a Wife?
The Proverbs 31 woman seems like such an illusive example to follow. Doesn't she??? Especially when you consider the point in history that these verses were recorded. How is it possible that such a woman existed in a time that was so primitive in comparison to what we experience now? I mean, COME ON! She does everything … Continue reading Unattainable Superwoman
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 Who is this amazing woman we have all been hearing so much about? Is she even real or just another impossible ideal to make us real women feel as though we don't and can't measure up? I have heard … Continue reading Who Is This Amazing Woman — This Proverbs 31 Woman
The Proverbs 31 woman gets up before dawn which tells me she is no sluggard. There are over 30 verses in Proverbs alone that speak of the laziness of the sluggard. “Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.” Proverbs 20:13. When I read … Continue reading Up Before Dawn
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 So clearly, our Proverbs 31 gal is a foodie! If she were alive and visiting Birmingham this weekend, I would take her to Nabeel's, Sitar, Bamboo and Mikario, and she would love it all! What's the virtue in that, you … Continue reading Foodie on Aisle 5