April 14, 2011
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised
Of all the many wonderful and inspiring things we could say about this lady, and there are many, the most important is her godliness. This surpasses them all; in fact, without it the others are worthless. That is what is meant by charm being deceitful; obviously there is nothing wrong with being charming, but if your charm is not tempered with godliness it could be used as untrue flattery to only get your way. The same is true for beauty. We, as women, should relish in our femininity, we should love to accentuate our beauty. However, if it is not tempered with godliness, beauty like charm will become a distortion to what God intended. Proverbs is a book full of wisdom for living a life full of godliness, and as the author points out, this wonderful, excellent lady was praised for fearing, or loving, God as her utmost character trait. If at the end of my life, others could say the same about me, that I loved God most, I will have lived a fulfilling life.