Friday, March 7, 2008

The Proverbs 31 Woman

I was re-reading Proverbs 31:10-31 the other day and something struck me.

The verses are talking about all what a virtuous women does: helps her husband, works with her hands (willingly I might add:-), she prepares delicious food, she grow things, she is strong for her tasks, she's a hard worker, she helps the needy, she sews.....then "her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land."

Just a second, where did that come from.

It made me pause and meditate on that one verse. Then it hit me.....her husband could only be a respected member of society if she were being a helpmeet to him and taking care of all the things at home. Because she was a helpmeet in the truest sense of the word, her husband was looked up to and respected.

I believe the highest praise I could ever receive would be for my father and husband-one-day to be well thought of by others.

May I one day (Lord willing) be a helpmeet to my husband so that he is able to show others the light of Christ and be a respected and looked up to member of society.



  1. What a good post! I hadn't thought out the ramifications of that verse.

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  2. Thank you for the new perspective.