Saturday, July 3, 2010

Do you know any?

Proverbs 31: 10-31

Do you know a Proverbs 31 woman?

I typed in virtuous woman to pick my picture today and guess what came up? Daisy flowers, angels and violins. Angels, do you know any of these?

Reading this I thought of different people that would fit each verse. I came to the conclusion that this woman would be a lot of different women rolled into one! What do you think we need to learn from this scripture?

I believe this woman puts God first! We all need to learn this and do the same. In verse 30, we are told that charm and looks are fleeting, but the woman that fears the LORD is greatly praised. We must learn this for ourselves and share this with others.

No one woman is all of these beautiful qualities. Some women are talented in sewing or making things with your hands, others excel in cooking, others in work related abilities and some women excel in a couple of areas, but absolutely not in every area. We need to accept and grow with what we are given!

A Proverbs 31 woman is a beautiful exquisite picture of woman that doesn't exist, at least in my opinion. I think that all of us should strive to be the best we can be, but not forget that we learned in Psalm 139 that God knows everything about us and loves us. If we focus on the woman in this scripture, we might begin to question God's work (which is us). I don't think this is a good idea! In fact, I know it's not a good idea.

We should strive to put God first! I love verse 25 and 26 ~ she is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Girls, we can learn to be wise and gentle in our conversations because we are able to rejoice in the LORD. We know and give praise to God.

Perfect not many, if any!

Learning to put God first always,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, the Proverbs 31 woman is pretty amazing! I am thinking that she is a rare find according to verse 10, "Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies...."