There I said it. I don’t like her. She intimidates the snot out of me and makes me feel inferior. But more than that, I’ve been trying to figure out where she came from. Who was she? Was she even a real person?
It’s my understanding this letter was written by the mother of Lemuel (King Solomon) for the ideal wife or woman. So, I struggle with the idea that we are trying to mold ourselves into her. She wasn’t a real person. This made it into the bible which means it has importance and meaning for our lives. But how much?
Do we try to live up to everything in this chapter? Or do we pick and choose those we can actually accomplish?
Does this overwhelm anyone else?
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.
These three verses stand out above them all. A wife of noble character. That sums it up for me.
What about you? Are you striving to become like the proverbs 31 woman? Does she intimidate you at all?
When I see another bible study on Proverbs 31, I’ll be honest, I tend to keep on moving. Not because I couldn’t learn something but because I have yet to do one of these studies where I don’t end up feeling inferior and guilty. I’ve got issues. I know.
What are your thoughts? Are there areas you have conquered as a Proverbs 31 woman and others where you need work or perhaps some of those areas you have no intention of tackling? I’ll be honest. At this time, I have zero intentions of getting up while it’s still night. I do stay up late. Does that count?
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