3 Keys to Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman (Part 2 of 2)
You may have heard a sermon or read a book where the Proverbs 31 woman is mentioned, and you may have said; "how in the world can I have all of those attributes?". In our last blog post, "What is a Proverbs 31 Woman?", we talked about the attributes of a woman of valor as described in Proverbs 31. If you haven't read that post, go ahead and check that out here. In this post, we are going to give you some tips on what being a Proverbs 31 woman looks like in everyday life!
A big part of Godly womanhood is how you treat those around you and how well you show Christ in your everyday life. In Proverbs 31 specifically, we read of a few specific things we are to embody as women. The conduct we have is a direct reflection of our heart, and comes from how we view ourselves, how we love our family, and those beyond the walls of our homes.
1. A Proverbs 31 Identity
First and foremost, you have to remember that ultimately, you are a daughter of God. You are worth far more than rubies (Proverbs 31:10). You can never forget that your beauty is found in Whose you are, not because of your outward appearance.
When you begin to realize your value and worth, and who God says you are, you are able to love others how God intends. But this has to begin in your love for Jesus, and the knowledge of your worth and value. In Proverbs 31:30, it says;
"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
2. Proverbs 31 Care for Home
Secondly, Godly womanhood is portrayed in how we love others. This begins with our families within our home; spouse and kids.
In Proverbs 31:11-12 it says;
"Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life."
Proverbs 31:27-28 says:
"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her..."
These verses remind us that as women, our first priorities after our relationship with Jesus is our marriage and motherhood. Jesus has entrusted you with a husband, children, and a household to take care of, and this love begins within those house walls. If you aren't married and don't have kids yet, this is a reminder that we are to love and take care of the people who are closest to us.
3. Proverbs 31 in the Working World
Thirdly, the way we conduct ourselves in our workplaces is important too. We have to remember that our work ethic is a sign of how we are embodying Christ in our daily life.
Proverbs 31:16-18 says;
"She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night."
A Proverbs 31 woman works hard, but she does it humbly and joyfully without complaining. She also is responsible with her earnings and investments!
When you conduct yourself in a work environment in accordance with how God tells you to, not only will you have more joy, but your coworkers will be able to see Christ directly through you.
Finally, a Proverbs 31 woman has grace, wisdom, and portrays that to everyone that comes in contact with her. You can read in this passage of how a Godly woman is generous, hospitable, and she speaks with wisdom and "faithful instruction".
Proverbs 31:20 says;
"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."
"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue."
We hope that these basic applications and scriptural explanations help to better equip you in living boldly in your faith! The book of Proverbs is one full of wisdom and guidance, and chapter 31 is a great place to start in studying it if you're a woman seeking to glorify Jesus!