April 6, 2011
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come
Strength and dignity, what powerful words used to descried our “Excellent Woman.” Perhaps dignity is a word commonly associated with Christian women, but I doubt seriously that the world considers Christian women strong. After all, are we not called to submit; how can someone in submission be strong? Yet, here in God’s word, this big word is used as a character trait of this woman; it is so much a part of who she is that she wears it like clothing. It covers her; every decision, every attitude, every emotion is bathed in her strength. Strength is defined as “moral power, firmness or courage.” She has what it takes to face her future because she is strong enough to trust God and His will for her life. Yet, at the same time her life, attitude, and emotions are bathed in her dignity. She is able to be gracious in her strength. Her dignity balances out her strength. Dignity is defined as “inherent nobility and worth, poise and self-respect,” her dignity came from within.