Lots of times when I would hear or read this passage, I would think it was all about striving and trying to measure up to an idea of what the quintessential woman should look like. It was all about the things that I thought I lacked. But today I read and reflect on these verses from the perspective that her successes, honor, and wisdom were birthed out of reverence and submission to Christ. He would take the work of her hands, her toil, her family, her children, and make them an example to the world because she chose to trust in Him. He would give her wisdom in going about her affairs. So instead of comparing myself in a way of not measuring up, I have asked -- "Lord, what can I give you today to bring your name glory and be a shining example to the world? Is it my time? My friends? My work? My job? My family? My future dreams and plans? Because the truth of the matter is this: "...a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." ~Proverbs 31:30 NIV It's not about measuring up, it's about giving it to Him and allowing God to make your earthly good, heavenly gold. Peace and Blessings this week, I love you guys!
A Proverbs 31 Woman
Updated: Jan 22, 2021