Proverbs 31 woman for the modern woman

img_2113I remember I would see on instagram  or hear people calling themselves, wanting, claiming, inspiring to to be the proverbs 31 woman. Up until this point I had never really read it, I knew bits and bobs of it, but it annoyed me so much that I didn’t feel the need to subject myself to such torture. I didn’t know why people wanted to be her so badly.

Bible or not, no one was about to tell me what kind of woman I need to be and besides, we know the bible was written by man, although God inspired, I was certain this portion came from their own crazy ideas.

I think my problem with the Proverbs 31 woman was her perfection. Her perfection irritated me. I didn’t want to be her. I didn’t desire to be her. I made it a point to dismiss any man who ever sought out the Proverbs 31 woman. I can say, I have not met any yet. Thank God. All jokes aside, I didn’t really care for this woman.

Proverbs 31 is a chapter in the bible I avoid just like the book of Revelation. They are both scary. But a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Proverbs 31 and directly went to the part where the “good wife” is described. I was going to read it and make my arguments about it and blog about it. Haha. But there I was, reading these verses, and I kept thinking to myself this isn’t about perfection or about a woman DOING IT ALL, but it’s about wisdom. It is located in the book of wisdom, as proverbs is described to be, after all. So, although it is geared towards the “good wife” it is for ALL OF US. For everyone. It is a way of living and being the best that we can be.

So I’ve broken it down to make more sense of it and make it easily digestible for the feminist or the modern woman, whatever you call yourself. I’m using the pronoun SHE but I am convinced it is meant for both man and woman. Bible scholars leave me alone.

  • She is trustworthy
  • She isn’t spiteful
  • She is generous
  • She is resourceful
  • She uses her time wisely
  • She is productive
  • She is not lazy
  • She knows her worth
  • She is well-rounded
  • She is helpful
  • She is compassionate
  • She prepares
  • She takes care of herself
  • She knows how to make profit
  • She doesn’t worry
  • She is a leader!- She keeps an eye on everyone in her household and keeps therm all busy and productive
  • She is appreciated
  • She is God fearing

Do you know about the Proverbs 31 woman? What do you think about her?

2 thoughts on “Proverbs 31 woman for the modern woman

  1. I really can’t stand how she has become the ideal woman; as if women who don’t get up before dawn to make a full breakfast for the children before sending them off to school are somehow inferior.
    But she’s also way out of step with our time, too; she’s a hard standard for a woman who works full-time to follow, an impossible dream for the single ladies who are waiting for the one, and unrealistic for just about anyone. After all, she had a staff to help her get everything done; modern women usually don’t.

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  2. I am the same way with Proverbs 31 and Revelation, I haven’t Study both of them but your post. Make me want to give Proverbs 31 a try though ☺️

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