PROVERBS 31:10 …a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. (KJV)
If you were asked to name the ONE lesson you learned from the Proverbs 31 woman, what would it be?
Would you talk about her successful home business selling belts to the local merchants? Would you get excited about how skilled she is in the arts of spinning and cooking? How about her vineyard? Or maybe her family — a husband who serves as an elder in the community and children who call her blessed?
Yes, the Proverbs 31 woman seems to have an endless supply of talent, energy and accolades. Women of today become discouraged trying to follow in her footsteps because she is so “perfect.”
But is she?
I feel the most important lesson we can learn from this Biblical role model is how normal she actually is. How much like ours her life was. And how attainable her ideal really is.
Yes, she had servants to help her run her home, and she had the approval of her husband. But her real support came from putting God as the head of her life and family. she placed the emphasis on God.
It stops right there: SHE PLACED THE EMPHASIS ON GOD.
Even if she did not run an efficient home, even if she wasn’t a good and trustworthy wife, even if she wasn’t a blessed mother or a well-rounded personality, her description in Proverbs 31 would still make her a worthwhile study. She is an ordinary woman who loves an extraordinary God.
Take one more look at today’s Scripture: the P31 woman feared the Lord, and she is still being praised today