The Modern Proverbs 31 Woman
An excellent wife who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Excellent, noble, virtuous – these are words used in various translations of the Bible to describe this special lady who has been titled the Proverbs 31 woman. Whichever word preferred, one thing remains constant, the worth of a woman who possesses these traits is invaluable.
In today’s society, the roles and responsibilities of a woman have changed dramatically compared to decades past. Some women work in the home for the duration of the day, while other women have split roles in the home and at an outside work place. Some women are married, some women have children, and some women treat their pets like their children! While no two women or situations are identical, there are traits that we can all strive for in our homes and marriages.
As a soon-to-be wife, it is important to me to know how God defines the role of a helpmate and mother. Being an excellent wife is not just for the benefit of your husband and household, but also as a testament of faith.
Although some women view the Proverbs 31 woman as something unattainable, it is one of the few places in the Bible that speaks specifically about what a wife should be. This alone makes it worthwhile to take the time to learn about what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Whether single, dating, or married, learning about the traits and qualities described in these verses can help to enrich your life and relationships.
In this series, we will examine the verses that define the Proverbs 31 woman and review how those verses are applicable to the modern-day Proverbs 31 woman.
I hope you will join me in this series as we grow together in Christ, learning from this great example set before us.
As always, if you have an inspiring or encouraging word, please feel free to comment below.