April 15, 2011
Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates
A woman of this magnitude who is excellent in her love for God, her taking care of her family, and her strength of character is known by those around her. In an earlier verse, it was noted that because of her taking such great care of her family her husband was well known in the city gates. Well the same is said for her here. Perhaps it is a case of others being able to “look” into her life and see all the riches, and I don’t just mean monetary, found there. The bible calls us, as believers, to be lights in a dark world; to show the world what living a life for Christ looks like. What sort of picture would we be if we act as if life is horrible for us? If we act as if our lives are lacking something, how can we show what an awesome savior we serve. As women, how can we point others to Christ if we act as though our lives are terrible? We can be women of excellence; everything we need in order to live like we are has been given to us. Remember earlier I noted that these verses are a picture of what her whole life looked like…if we were to look at what the total sum of all our days show what would we see? What would we need to change in order to be women of excellence? I don’t think that this great lady is someone we can never aspire to be but I do think that in order to exemplify some of her characteristics we must decide to let go of our self’s and put what we have into the family God has given to us.