Ever wondered how a modern Proverbs 31 woman looks like?Have you ever heard of the Proverbs 31 woman? Well if you haven’t today is the day you get to read this captivating scripture.
Honestly, I hadn’t heard about her until a while ago and now proverbs 31 has become one of my best scriptures.
The woman of Proverbs 31 can be intimidating as she appears to have everything together almost perfect you may say. She is a superwoman. I love her and I desire to be like her. She is indeed a woman to reckon with.
There is so much to learn not only for the single ladies but for all ladies. When you read the chapter you might question how it applies to you because the setting is different.Regardless of the setting, she continues to inspire many people even in our modern days.
Today we are focusing on 5 qualities that i hope will answer that first question on how a modern Proverbs 31 woman looks like.
Generous and compassionate
She fears the Lord
These are characters that we need to cultivate from our single years. Building a noble character takes time, so why not start now when you have time and undivided attention.
Proverbs 31:27 “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
This is the best time to work toward your dreams and make them come true.
Sometimes we might be carried away by the things surrounding us. For example by TV, maybe you want to catch up on your favorite Netflix show.
The best way to go about it is to set goals. Long-term and short-term goals. This will keep you motivated as you will be working hard towards them.
Another thing to do is to set time and to create a to do list. Doing so will help you to use your time wisely.
2.Generous and Compassionate.
Proverbs 31: 20 “she opens up her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy”.
The woman in Proverbs 31 not only takes care of her family but also helps those in need.
This doesn’t have to be of monetary value, you can give out your time. You can also offer a listening ear and use your wisdom to encourage anyone in need.
The thing we have as single girls is the gift of time. Find out how you can use your time wisely to help others. There are so many places you can volunteer in your community.
3.She fears the Lord.
Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
What we can learn from her is to live a life that pleases God. To honour God with our lives and in everything we do.
A modern Proverbs 31 woman must fear the Lord.The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
4.She is intelligent.
Proverbs 31:10 “she speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue”.
I believe we are what we feed our mind. The question here is what are you feeding your mind? What type of songs, TV shows or books are you constantly reaching for? If you feed your mind with garbage, that garbage will slowly consume the good in you. Stop filling your head and heart with useless things.
What type of songs, TV shows or books are you constantly reaching for? If you feed your mind with garbage, that garbage will slowly consume the good in you. Stop filling your head and heart with useless things.
Stop filling your head and heart with useless things.Becoming the modern Proverbs 31 woman is not about seeking perfection it's about leading a Godly life.Click To Tweet
Read books and watch shows that are building you whether it is spiritual, emotionally or even physically. Train yourself to be the kind of a person that every time you speak you are adding value to somebody.
Don’t be that kind of girl that is always picking fights with other people in the name of trying to prove how right you are.
Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen”.
Proverbs 31:11 “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
Nowadays trust is a hard thing to find. Whether you are married or single you will agree with me that trust is a rare thing to come by. Can people trust you with big or even little things? This is the best time to build a trustworthy character.
You can be a trustworthy friend, girlfriend, sister and so on. Cultivate good relationship and show people that they can rely on you no matter what.
There are is so much we can learn from the Proverbs 31 Woman that is not covered in this post but I hope that these 5 qualities will inspire you to become a modern Proverbs 31 woman and a better self.
Proverbs 31 was originally told to a son instructing him on what to look for in a wife but how awesome would it be to possess some of these qualities.
Proverbs 31 is not supposed to be a limitation of what we single girls should be, it’s meant to be an inspiration.My favorite verse in the whole chapter is v30 “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Sometimes as single girls we can get carried away chasing the wrong things. Don’t misinterpret me, there is nothing wrong with being beautiful or even trying to beautify yourself. All am saying is that we need to have our priorities right and know at the end of the day what really matters.
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Now it’s up to you,what do you think a modern Proverbs 31 woman looks like?
Would love to here your thoughts.