An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels. Proverbs 31:10
So many women say they think that she is not attainable, but she is. In fact, as a believer, God sees you as an excellent wife and mother, friend, daughter or whatever the case, He calls forth life, joy and peace and the many blessings He would give us.
As a believer we do have an enemy to our soul, but he is a defeated foe because of Jesus, he’s not even a giant, really, he’s a fallen angel. It was was King Lemuel or Solomon’s father, David, who took out out Goliath, but it was actually God who directed the stone, and Jesus has defeated the works of the enemy. Once and for all who believe but He will be on the throne of David forever very soon, the enemy is short on time.
Bathsheeba gives advice to Solomon, whatever she did wrong, she was an instrument in making sure Solomon recalled the wisdom he was taught. The chapter begins with advice as to the wrong kind of women, and wine, how to treat the poor and then we get to the Proverbs 31 woman.
While she keeps her house in order, and manages money, sews bedding and clothes. And rises early. That is not going to be all of us, and this woman probably had help, servants, handmaidens or daughters. What she does have though is faith and wisdom.
Many women get up to read the Bible early, stay up late to finish laundry. Many of us feel we can’t compete with this excellent woman, we don’t have to. It is not competition, it is Christ. Stop the comparison, blaming and shaming. Just let the Spirit lead you into being who He wants you to be. And remember, He gives the beloved sleep. Psalm127:2
We are not spinning or weaving, nor are we bringing in our food from afar. We get to go to the store, and you can even order it these days. We are not all fashion designers, but we should look like we reflect the Lord, not sweat pants and pony tails every day. Scarlet and purple imply prosperity, wealth, she is like Lydia in the New Testament or Dorcas in a way. While wealth is implied and God does prosper us, He looks at hearts not money.
Lydia was wealthy and made royal garments and Dorcas or Tabitha did as well, giving to the poor. Like I said, we may not sew but can donate clothing, or give to someone who can sew. This woman was also hospitable, opening her home. Sometimes, I hate to open the front door, l have to clean a lot, why can’t people be as neat as me?
She doesn’t worry about winter, though Jerusalem doesn’t have a lot of snow, they do have it. Deserts can be scorching in the day and cool at night. She doesn’t let her oil run out, and we know oil is a type of the Spirit. Sometimes, we let our oil run low, and we are drained. While we don’t have to get up early and stay up late, we do need to rest, refresh and Jesus has made a way for us to do that in the Spirit. That is why He offers rest and gifts of the Spirit.
Her husband is known to people and he trusts her, she is not a trophy wife but an excellent one, she knows how to treat people, demands respect and deserves it. She is kind, giving and open but manages for her family, then helps others. She has it altogether, because of the one who is altogether lovely, Jesus.
He will help you with any problem large or small, just make it a point to talk to Him during your day and He will give you rest, and you can be a Proverbs 31 woman, or at least a reasonable facsimile of one. She had to have been tough to survive those days, like a pioneer. And then there is the Titus two woman, the older or more experienced one who is to help and instruct younger mothers and girls in their path to Christ. Just ask the Lord to help you be who He wants you to be. It is my prayer, so I hope He could consider me a Proverbs 31, I may not be perfect, He is and His love is.