I went to dinner with one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever met the other day. She’s the kind of girl that is incredibly easy to talk to. We talk about literally everything, which is amazing. Through our discussion we got to the topic of being wives and moms someday and eventually, the Proverbs 31 woman. I have always admired the proverbs 31 woman. So strong, so perfectly kind and generous… so who I want to be.
Today’s world doesn’t seem to love the Proverbs 31 woman. We have decided she is weak and shouldn’t be the modern woman. We spend a lot of time telling women to fight, telling them to stick it to the man and look out for ourselves. While I am completely for women being treated fairly and having the ability to make their own decisions...is the Proverbs 31 woman a shameful way to live? Sweet Abbi sent me a link about the modern Proverbs 31 woman, and I absolutely love it. The blog talks about what Proverbs 31 looks like today. It talks of a woman that cares for her family, knowing she is the glue that holds them all together. She is business minded, savvy with her shopping, and holds her own career if needed to best support her family and self. She is kind, hardworking, humble, and is considered a precious gem to everyone because of it. Her husband is well respected and respects her because of all she contributes. Her children praise her because they understand how strong she truly is.
The Proverbs 31 woman is not necessarily the stay at home mom that homeschools her children and bakes everything from scratch. She certainly can be, I know women just like that and I admire them greatly. The main concern of the Proverbs 31 woman is following and pleasing God. She works diligently knowing that all she does matters for the Kingdom. The Proverbs 31 woman is the very definition of the strong women culture pushes for us to be… yet accomplishes that strength a much different way than culture tells us to do. I encourage you all to read through Proverbs 31, carefully taking the time to pull it apart and understand what is being described in the passage.