~ Proverbs 31:29b
Many ladies begrudge the Proverbs 31 woman. Perhaps they think her too perfect for this world. Maybe her standards are too high?
When I read about her, I am inspired! She is an excellent model for us, showcasing the opportunities the "keeper at home" has to serve her household. She illustrates that the believing woman is special and highly valued, in fact she is "far above rubies". The world may suggest that the submissive, christian female must walk like a mechanical-minded mummy but the virtuous woman teaches us that it is not so.
She is a paradigm that while a godly woman is help meet to her husband, mother to her children, or a single daughter of the King, she is glowing with wisdom. She is a capable, educated, skilled and creative servant of Christ. Her example to the world is that believing women are not robots, slaves, homely, worn out, sloppy housewives, but beautifully industrious, and ready to bless all who surround her. What a wonderful mentor we have in this "woman that feareth the Lord"!
"Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates."
~ Proverbs 31:31
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