Proverbs 31 is probably one of the most talked about passages from the Bible. Almost to the point where I can see that women may get tired of hearing about it. I know the first time that I read Proverbs 31 my main take away was that this woman got up way too early and there was no way I was going to do that. The verses can seem daunting and overwhelming. If taken the wrong way they can make you feel like a failure.
Proverbs 31 is a guide in what we should strive to be like. It points us in the right direction. It is not meant to be an impossible standard to try to live up to. We should take these verses to learn how to better ourselves. It is about progress over perfection. We will never be perfect, so don’t set a standard of perfection for yourself.
Remember this passage is a snapshot of this woman’s life. She did not do all these things in a day. Don’t try to compare your here and now to what this woman accomplished in her whole life.
The main points to take away from Proverbs 31 are that:
We should keep God number one in our lives and seek his will in all that we do.
We should respect our husbands and build them up.
We should raise our children to love the Lord.
We should create a Christ centered atmosphere in our homes.
I really hope these verses are an encouragement to you and help guide you to be a more Godly wife and mama.
I can’t believe we have come to the end of the Strength and Dignity series. I have enjoyed writing it and have learned a lot along the way. I hope that these verses and posts have been an encouragement to you. Proverbs 31 is not about being the perfect wife or mama, but striving to seek God in all you do, and to have a Christ centered home and marriage. In no way should it be an impossible standard to which we feel that we can’t measure up.
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