The Proverbs 31 Woman

The dad who raised me visited a few months ago. We were talking about women of the Bible. I mentioned to him my favorite woman in the Bible was the Proverbs 31 woman. He seemed sad for me.

The Proverbs 31 woman? It’s like the Christian version of a girl trying to be the Comso model.

 10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

11  The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.

12  She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

13  She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.

14  She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.

15  She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

16  She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

17  She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

18  She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.

19  She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

20  She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

21  She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

22  She makes bed coverings 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; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

25  Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

26  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27  She looks well to 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 women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

30  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Shaunda interpreted:

10 A good woman is rare. 

11  The man who loves a good woman will always do good.

12  A good woman won’t hurt you if you are good to her. 

13  She works hard.

14  She goes and gets her family’s groceries.

15  She gets up early in the morning and makes breakfast for her house AND her servants.

16  She makes good investments.

17  She’s a hot bitch! She exercises and looks good.

18  She has her own side business, knows it’s a good one and works on it in every spare minute. 

19  She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. (Pretty sure that’s work related but not sure enough to interpret) 

20  She gives back and pays forward! 

21  She’s prepared. Probably has a bug out bag and a whole pantry of homemade preserved food.

22  Only the best 300+ count sheets for her. Oh, and she made them herself! She sheared the sheep, spun the thread and THEN made them. 

23  Her hubby is some rich, important dude. If it wasn’t the old testament you might say white privilege style.

24  Those sheets she made? She marketing them like Martha Stewart. 

25  She is strong and proud and not afraid of the future!

26  She is wise and kind whenever she speaks.

27  She takes cares of her house and isn’t lazy.

28  Everyone loves this woman! I mean, even her kids love her!

29  “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” (I wish they’d say that about me)

30  You can be charming and lovely but only if you love God will you be praised.

Hold up. I do agree that charm is deceitful and beauty is vain.

But where in any of this previous writing does it say anything about her fear of the Lord? This woman is a hard-working, smoking hot lady who loves everyone around her and gives back in every way. But nothing said God until the end. Why is that even involved?

My dad made an entirely different point. Maybe why he got the sad look. And more the part I take to my heart.

She’s unattainable. Really, like a Christianity Kardashian. You can’t attain every quality she is. Runway models have SOME, Martha Stewart has SOME, the best stay at home moms have SOME. But no one can be this woman I’ve been kicking myself my whole life for not being.



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