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{Beauty} Proverbs 31 Woman! 

Written by: Kerrington Sweeney 

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I just love the ‘Proverbs 31 Woman’ passage. Each and every verse is so very special to me and these verses play very unique roles in my life! In this blog-post I want to go through some of the verses and try to explain them a little more in-depth and into more modern terms. That way my generation of young women will be able to understand and appreciate ‘Proverbs 31’ much, much more. So many young women (including myself) have had this mindset that Proverbs 31 can’t have anything good to do with a woman unless your a ‘Mrs.’ but in reality it is teaching all generations of women!! Often, Women believe that Proverbs 31 doesn’t really apply to our modern day lives, but truly it does. Today I am going to help you discover the ‘Proverbs 31 woman’ Within yourself. The Proverbs 31 woman is referred to as “the virtuous woman.” 

She is definitely a role model for us all. She’s someone who uses all she has and does all she can with excellence. She glorifies God in everything she does, big or small. She is honest, trustworthy and generous. She is a good steward, understands people, plans for the future and likes to put together a nice outfit 😉 

She’s a very wise woman, using what is “in her hands” to influence and enhance the lives of those in her circle. She realizes that she doesn’t have to “do it all” to be effective. She knows how to evaluate, invest, encourage and ultimately brings out the best in people around her! 

A Proverbs 31 woman is a model of character traits and of wisdom. She may well have skill and beauty, but these are of secondary importance to her godliness! 

{Proverbs 31:10} “…she is far more precious than jewels.” 

Ladies!! You may not feel it sometimes, but you are so very precious in God’s eyes, you are worth more than any jewels ❤️

{Proverbs 31:15} “She provides for her house-hold before the day even begins and this multiplies the effectiveness of her work.” 

I love that part ‘before the day begins’ for us younger ladies, I truly believe that means getting up early and reading our Bibles and doing our devotions faithfully, not just once a week, but faithfully. Everyday, digging deep into his word because one day we will see the ‘effectiveness of our hard work’ by reading his word daily. 

 A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family And their many guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. She is very charitable 🙂

{Proverbs 31:18} “She is confident that her profits are sufficient…” 

She is not confined to her home, but she is engaged in her own business. This part of Proverbs 31 demonstrates remarkable financial independence for a woman, especially in the Bible times. This verse to me means, that we should be wise stewards of our money even at a young age. Training ourselves to be good financial managers of our money before we have the pleasure of taking care, of the finances of our own households. She is productive! 

She works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God & does not grumble while completing her daily tasks and challenges. 

{Proverbs 31:20} “She opens her hands to the poor and reaches out her arms to the needy.”  

She is not prideful, she does not walk around with a turned-up nose. She has a genuine concern for the less fortunate. She is a true Builder of Community! 

{Proverbs 31:23} “…she sits with the elders of the land.” 

She enjoys the company of her elders and excels with the wisdom they bestow upon her. She respects every word of wisdom.

{Proverbs 31:25} “She is clothed in strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future.” 

Strength and dignity are so much a part of her character, that they seem like they are her clothing. She laughs at the future, in contrast of being anxious and worried or even fearful about what is to come. She prayerfully considers the decisions that have to be made, (even at our young age.) God gives her guidance and direction of which path to choose. 

{Proverbs 31:26} “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

The Wisdom that is taught by this woman is incredibly-remarkable. She is wise beyond her years. 

Hence why, “she sits with the elders of the land.” She speaks with kindness. Every word that leaves her mouth is glorifying to God. She speaks with a gentle, loving spirit. 

{Proverbs 31:29} “Many daughters have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”  

She is a set-apart young woman from the culture of today. She’s not afraid to be unique And go against the crowd. She is victorious!! 

{Proverbs 31:30} “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” 

A Woman who fears the Lord will excel in anything she does. Bringing me back to the point of digging deep into his word 😉 God’s word is food for the soul! 

She is a woman of worth and of beauty. She has the inner beauty,  that only comes from Jesus Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life And the lives of her loved ones. 

{Proverbs 31:31} “Let us honour her, for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gates.” 

Ladies, our goals should never be to seek honour and praises for the work we have done, but if God blesses you for the things you have accomplished don’t ever feel unworthy of accepting these “praises” you deserve them, my dear! 

Last, but not least. Being a Proverbs 31 woman is not about being that “perfect” Christian. It’s about living a full-life for His purpose! 

Until next time, 

~Kerrington 

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