Women of Life
Updated: May 23, 2018
Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman
Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman does not mean you have to be married or have kids. There are verses that mention how to be a good mother and wife, but preparing your heart for those things can help bring you closer to God. Working on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is something that should be practiced daily, no matter where you are in your walk with God or in life.
PROVERBS 31: A BREAKDOWN
The following passage is Proverbs 31:10-31 in the New Living Translation.
A Wife of Noble Character
10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:
29“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
These 21 verses are examples of how we should behave as women of God. I'll break it down into something a little easier to understand.
HOW TO APPLY PROVERBS 31 TO YOUR LIFE
Obviously that is a lot to take in. We are not perfect, nor does God expect us to be. Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman means working hard to become a woman who honors God. To simplify this even more I have a list of things I try to do daily/weekly/monthly that helps me become closer to God.
Remember that you are not worthy of God's grace, it is unmerited favor.
Be truthful and faithful.
Love others, be good to others and pray for others.
Work hard in everything you do.
Wake up early and start the day with God. Pray every day and praise our Lord.
Study and learn. Enrich your life with knowledge and understanding and become well rounded in your skills.
Take advantage of opportunities in business, helping others, and caring for others.
Be strong and endure hard times. Put your faith in God to help you when you feel lost.
Love and honor yourself; dress well, exercise, behave well.
Find a husband who shares your values and love of God.
Fear God and honor him in all things.
Remember that you are praise worthy and will be rewarded for your work.
We hope this helped you understand what we are called to do and how to achieve it. Even when we fail, God's grace is there to help us get back on track. Pray over everything and work hard.