This continues our study of women in the Bible. This post will focus on the woman of Proverbs 31. A wife and a mother.
It’s Mother’s Day in the UK so this goes out to all mothers and women out there.
We all have our own perception of an ideal or perfect mother. Fortunately we can’t pick our family.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.
You know when you can’t find something and your mum’s the only one that can find it? No, but seriously, we are told to never forget the things out mothers teach us because they are so wise. Even the King Lemuel remembered and made use of what his mother taught him.
Also, can someone please tell me how my mum can know things about me before I do? Like how does that work?
10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
She is worth more than jewels! Her husband knows it, her children know it and she should certainly know it (let her know if she doesn’t know already)!
28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 29 There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
She’s never idle for she is a homemaker, landlady, caretaker, woman of God and so many more things.
We once got my mum a napkin detailing all her ‘job titles’ among these were taxi driver and chef (not sure she was happy to be honest).
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Her home is her ministry, she loves the Lord and this can be seen through her deeds. This is what makes her all the more beautiful.
Dedicated to my mother.
What do you think about the woman in Proverbs 31? Anything you think I missed?
Which women of the Bible would you like to study? Leave some suggestions!