Proverbs 31: Woman
Verse of the Day: (31:10) Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
1. Words (31:1-9)
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. (31:1)
God inspired King Lemuel to pen His Word on the woman of God who loves and fears Him. The entire Bible is all about God, and that man must choose to believe in Him, and serve Him to the end. Lemuel’s mother was a woman of God, and this was why he turned out to be a man of God. His mother taught him God’s Word including warning him never to give his strength to ungodly women and strong wine, that would eventually destroy his life and testimony, but to truly seek and pray to God, that He shall grant him a virtuous woman to be his wife and queen. Indeed, let us trust God for His providence, and follow after His righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience and meekness. (1 Timothy 6)
2. Woman (31:10-25)
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. (31:11)
King Lemuel’s mother gave him advice as to the qualities of a godly woman to be his wife. Many will look for outward appearance, beauty and charms, but God’s main quality is the woman’s heart and inner beauty. Her heart must be after God’s heart and virtues to fulfil His perfect will, so that Lemuel would trust her in raising their children, providing for their family, and he could then focus on his great duties and responsibilities as the leader to his people, and sleep well throughout the night. Indeed, let us be the man and woman of God who is truly kind, diligent and wise, and full of good works, helping the poor, working hard for our family, and even the community, and loving, worshipping and serving God with all our hearts and souls, and for His glory and honour. (Acts 9:36-43)
3. Wisdom (31:26-31)
She opened her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (31:26)
Nobody will know you are a fool until you open your mouth. This is why the man and woman of God must have the wisdom to remain silent, unless it is necessary to speak up, as silence is golden. Our words must be kind, loving and encouraging so that all who hear us are blessed. Indeed, we are honoured that God uses our words to preach His gospel, so that whoever believes in Jesus, His only begotten Son, shall never perish in the devil’s hell, but have everlasting life with Him in glorious heaven. The blessings of finding a godly wife are that we and our children will thank and praise her, and also we will thank and praise God for her, and even the church and the community will praise her. Indeed, let us pray to God to grant us His wisdom, so that we can be man and woman who loves and fears Him, and do His good works, and fulfil His perfect will for His glory. (James 1)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be a man or woman who truly loves and fears You.