“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Some good thoughts from the Mars Hill Church blog on the characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman:
“A wife of noble character, who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
This is a woman who has character, strength, competence and ability, and she is priceless. These women are hard to find….
She takes care of her commitments to the Lord. And her husband. And her kids. And the Gospel. And her ministry. And herself.
Now, what about her husband? You know she didn’t marry a guy who sits on the couch all day doing nothing. You know, she didn’t marry a guy who works 12 hours a week as a barista. You know she’s not gonna go for that guy. A lot of guys are like, “I wanna find a good woman.” Well, you gotta put better bait on your hook.
“Her husband is respected at the city gate where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.”
He is one of the preeminent men in the whole city. I’ll tell you this, ladies, some ladies say, “Well, I’m smart. I’m competent. I’m capable. I’m strong.” Great, then at least marry a guy who can keep up with you, if you’re single. Don’t marry some guy you gotta mother and drag around ‘cause he can’t keep up with you. He will be threatened…Some men stifle their wives because their wives are smarter, and faster, and holier than they are, and rather than them catching up, they pull their wife back. She’s married a man who can run with her. They’re equally yoked.
“She makes linen garments and sells them.”
She’s got a little side business. She’s working out of the house. “Supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity. She can laugh at the days to come.” She’s not worried. She’s got the future all planned out. Here’s the other deal. She’s a Bible teacher. “She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” This woman knows her Bible well. She can teach. She’s a good teacher. They probably got people in their home all the time studying Scripture. Titus 2, “Encourage the older women to spend some time training the younger women.” There are very few good older women who actually know their Bibles and are committing time to younger women. She is that kind of woman…
Read the entire article HERE.
Illustration: Yoshi Aka