What does it mean to be a Proverbs 31 woman? Most people would answer that she is an example of a Godly woman who loves and cares for her husband. However, what does this look like in modern times when divorce rates are up and society’s views on marriage have changed so much? In this blog post, we will discuss five steps you can take to become the Proverbs 31 woman that God intends you to be!
Whilst growing up, I had wondered if the Proverbs 31 woman was a feat that is achieveable, this is because Scripture presents this woman so beautifully well.
Little did i know, that the Proverbs 31 was an admonition of a Mother to Son on qualities he should look out for in a woman.
Who is a proverbs 31 woman? what does it take to look like her? we will look at that shortly.
Who is a proverbs 31 woman?
The Proverbs 31 is all about becoming an express image of Christ, it’s not a feat that can be achieved in a day. we grow into it!
The Proverbs 31 woman aims at becoming like Christ.
She is not perfect, but she strives to be like Christ.
The worid is quite corrupt and decayed, becoming a proverbs 31 woman in a modern world can be very difficult, but we have an advantage, which is the ability of Christ, so it is possible.
Most importantly, being a virtous woman is not something peculiar to married women alone, but to all women, irrespective of whether you are married or single.
So how do I become a Proverbs 31 woman?
The proverbs 31 woman is a very good example for us to follow in order to become more like Christ, to become like her, let’s study her characteristics in Proverbs 31
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
Characteristics of a Godly woman
She is spiritual:
The first criteria to becoming a proverbs 31 woman is that you are born again (Born of God). Being born of God has a way of shaping and tuning us into becoming like him.
we must all know that we are valuable, Christ is a proof of our worth. In addition to this, having God live inside you is enough worth if you ask me. Having the creator of the whole universe inside you, is priceless and highly valuable, can you caption that?
The Proverbs 31 woman just like Christ is someone that is trustworthy, she is someone that you can depend on. A woman who has Christ has her role model will definitely not face the issue of trust from her husband. she is comfort and peace to her husband, whenever her husband is down, she knows the right words to use that will lift his spirit up, not the other way. This is the same way Christ does when we are down and rely solely on him, he knows the right words to use that will lift our soul up and set us up on our feet again
God wants us to put our minds to work, that’s the reason he gave us thoughts, so you can think and ruminate on certain decisions before making them. God created us to be more than a housewife, put your mind and imagination to work. The inventions we see around today stemmed out from thought. Dont place limit on your thought, be creative like your heavenly father
She takes care of herself
The truth about life is that you need your body to be able to fufil God’s mandate for your life. if your body experiences a knock down, you won’t be able to carry out certain task, as a proverbs 31 woman, we should take care of our physical, spiritual, and mental health by taking time to rest as at when due, paying a visit to the spa, having our bathe regularly, staying away from toxic friends that play with our mind, meditating on scriptures so that our mind is renewed daily.
There is a old saying that says that “the best leaders are those who serve” Proverbs 31 woman are the best examples of this saying, it is not enough to carry out God’s mandate for our lives if we don’t make sure that there people around us who are being developed. Proverbs 31 woman serve by giving their time and money towards charity, they also feed those in need personally or through organisations. In addition to this, they feed the young believer with the word of God, ensuring they grow both physically and spiritually
Christ was accountable to his disciples, taking a look at the story of the two loaves and five fishes, they were left overs, but Christ still told them to keep them to avoid wastefulness, as a godly woman, we shouldnt be careless with our spendings.
She is a good mother and wife: whilst being a good mother, Proverbs 31 woman also take care of the physical, mental, and spiritual welfare of her children as well as her household. relying on Christ makes submission easy for the Proverbs 31 woman, he guides her and teaches her what to do so that the home is kept in order.
She empowers women financially with wise money decisions which lead to financial freedom.
She feeds the poor
The Proverbs 31 woman nourishes, builds and grooms the poor physically and spiritually.
Now that we have seen the characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman, let’s take a look at what she looks like today
what does a proverbs 31 woman look like today?
The proverbs 31 woman is a woman whose goal is to look like Christ. She is industrious and knows how to balance career, homemaking, and spiritual growth.
She strives for excellence in all areas and is a great example of how to be holy.
Ways to become a Godly woman?
- You must have a relationship with God
- Study the characteristics I listed above and see how you can implement them to your life
- Rely on the strength of God to help you through because you can never do it on your own. Faithful is he that has called you, faithful is he to help you bring it to pass.
Becoming a proverbs 31 woman is achieveable, make the decision to become a better person and things will begin to fall in place for you.
FAQS about the proverbs 31 woman?
What can I do today to apply these principles in my life?
Your best option is prayer. Ask God for guidance and direction on how he wants you to use your gifts and abilities. You may also write down a list of the qualities you think God wants in a modern day Proverbs 31 woman and pray for those traits to come into your life.
Finally, whether you’ve been a Godly your whole life or are just now considering the path, we want to hear from you. Share with us what it means for you to be a Proverbs 31 Woman and how God has called you into this lifestyle in the comments below!
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