Proverbs 31


I read something once that really hit close to home…

Some people have the mistaken idea that the ideal woman in the Bible is retiring, subservient and entirely domestic.  

Proverbs ends with a picture of a woman of strong character, great wisdom, many skills and compassion.  She is a manufacturer, importer, manager, realtor, farmer, seamstress, upholsterer and merchant.  Her strength and dignity do not come from her achievements but as a result of her obedience and reverence to God.  

In our society where physical appearance counts so much, the woman's appearance in Proverbs 31 is never mentioned.  Her attractiveness comes entirely from her character.

Learning from her integrity and resourcefulness, the Proverbs 31 woman is an inspiration to be all you can be!!