The Proverbs 31 Woman is the epitome of a fulfilled woman, in my view. She’s virtuous and noble. She emits light and love. She is intelligent, resourceful, and skilled. She’s complete. She’s favored by God.
Some women tear other women down. They are envious of other women’s academic accomplishments, relationships, physiques, traditions, among other things. Nurturing healthy friendships with other women is difficult but it is extremely necessary. Women have innate skill sets that are paramount in shaping the world and future generations. It is essential for women to collaborate, love, and be authentic with each other.
I have the most exemplary women friends. Women that celebrate me in all my glory. Women that edify my strengths and nurture my shortcomings. Women that speak life. Women that cultivate. Women that have keen intellect. I am so grateful for succeeding in fostering such strong relationships with the virtuous women in my life. I strive to mirror the same for them. God is so good!
The Virtuous Woman
10 Who can find a virtuous woman?Proverbs 31:10-31
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits, she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.
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