Saturday, September 6, 2014

Proverbs 31:10-31 Study (Part 8)

 Ah, Proverbs 31. 
One of the most quoted verses among Christian women (well, at least on Pinterest and on blogs).
But what does it mean to be a Proverbs 31 women?
Join me as I study each verse to discover what it means, and what it takes to become a Proverbs 31 woman.
Proverbs 31:17
  • "She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong." NRSV
  • "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." NIV
  • "She girdeth her loins with strength and strengtheneth her arms." KJV
  • "She is energetic and strong, a hard worker." NLT
  • "First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started." MSG 
A virtouse wife has passion for her work. She's not lazy. Girds mean to enclose, to surround or to equip. She surrounds herself with strength. 
She is strong;
  • Physically-not only so she can feel food and look good-one of the benefits of exercise. No, she is physically strong so she can have the strength and stamina to complete God's assignments.
  • Mentally-she know learning doesn't end with graduation. She's constantly learning, eager to better herself.
  • Spiritually-she makes studying Gods word and daily prayer a priority.
Women are strong, not frail creatures.
But the strength of a person, man or women, is completely weak with out God! Without God we cannot accomplish much-if anything. Our strength comes from Him.
Provers 12:11
  • A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.
She is a hard worker and does her duties until the job is finished right. She knows laziness and procrastination are foolish. 
A women of virtue is strong and hard working. Whatever she does she gives it all her energy and her best abilities.
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