The Real Proverbs 31 Woman
Have you ever found that you learn more of the Word every time you read it? It does not change but it changes you even if you read it a thousand times? I have many favorite passages but one of them for certain is Proverbs 31. I have been reading this passage since I was a young wife.
As I grow older, as I read and study, I have to say, I have misunderstood this passage, have been convicted by this passage and just plain given up trying to be ‘The Real Proverbs 31 Woman“. I am a linear thinker and I like black and white issues. I am one who likes to do lists and planners and am a pretty conservative thinker and I make no apologies for this as this is just who I am But, I am so glad that God is never finished teaching me! He has given me a desire to continually learn and discover all there is to know of His Word and it is a lifetime adventure!
I have found that there are so many misunderstandings about that passage and I’m gonna admit, I have held these misunderstandings, believed them and taught them. I taught only what I knew and like a light hidden, I knew only a part. I am still learning and growing and hope you are with me on this journey to know His Word in all its fullness!
I am hoping to dig deep. I want to become all He desires me to be and I want to know Who He is and I know the two are tied together. He calls us to know Him and become like Him. He calls even the meekest one to join the great commission which states in Mark 16:15-18,
15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (esv)
I want to invite you to join me in discovering truly who God calls each one of us to be. To discard the stereotypes, shelves the misconceptions and embrace all He calls each one of His daughters to be… An Excellent Woman, His Jewel. Come with me as we learn Who the Real Proverbs 31 Woman is!
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mk 16:15–18). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.