Becoming a Modern-Day Proverbs 31 Woman

The example of the Proverbs 31 woman is timeless … she still has lessons to teach a modern-day Proverbs 31 woman.

Depending on how much you like – or dislike – housework, you may admire or disdain the Proverbs 31 woman.

Some Christian women despise the description found in Proverbs 31:10-31. If you’re not familiar with her, the Proverbs 31 woman works hard … and it seems like she does everything well.

In an age of comparison, it can be easy to feel inadequate when you read about a biblical superwoman.

The example of the Proverbs 31 woman is timeless ... she still has lessons to teach a modern day Proverbs 31 woman.

I challenge you to take a different approach, though. Instead of focusing on how you can never measure up to her, look at her as an excellent biblical description of what women can do.

  • Women can work hard and succeed.
  • Women can be excellent wives and mothers.
  • Women can act as the very strong and capable backbone of their families.

Personally, I’m thankful  the Proverbs 31 woman is included in the Bible because her description gives specific inspiration for women. Instead of wondering what wives and mothers should do, this passage of Scripture details it for us.

An important perspective

As you read Proverbs 31, it’s important to remember that it’s a portrait of a woman’s lifetime … not just a particular season.

Just as it’s vital to remember that just as we only see the Photoshopped and absolute best versions of peoples lives on Facebook, Proverbs 31 highlights a woman’s triumphs. She would’ve faced trials. She would’ve had bad days. She would’ve faced seasons of her life where work or family was overwhelming.

The example of the Proverbs 31 woman is timeless ... she still has lessons to teach modern day Proverbs 31 women.

Remember that someone else wrote this about her – she didn’t say the words about herself. How do other people view your successes? How would someone else describe your strengths? (This is a fantastic reminder that too often we are far too hard on ourselves!)

We get to see her greatest hits … and they are great. She created a haven for her family. She worked hard. She gave selflessly.

But just like a successful band has greatest hits, they also have flops. Or songs that are just so-so. She wasn’t the image of perfection 24 hours a day. She was a normal woman, just like you and me.

We can glean much wisdom and inspiration from the Proverbs 31 woman, but we don’t have to compare ourselves to her – unless we only remember to look at our own very best triumphs.

The Proverbs 31 woman is an excellent – and thorough! – biblical example of a woman who glorifies God with her life. Instead of only wondering what homemakers, wives and mothers could or should do, this passage of Scripture details it for us.

I’m a fan of the Proverbs 31 woman, because she gives me something to work toward. If I don’t see ideal examples of godly women in everyday life, I can simply look to my Bible.

Becoming a Modern-Day Proverbs 31 WomanInstead of only wondering what Christian homemakers, wives, and mothers could or should do, Proverbs 31 details it for us. The best part? The Proverbs 31 woman’s examples completely apply to life today. And they can help you manage your home.

In Hilary Bernstein’s eBook, Becoming a Modern-Day Proverbs 31 Woman, readers dig into the biblical example of Proverbs 31 woman. The instant download includes 16 insightful chapters that will help you learn how to glorify God with your life. Buy your copy now!

The example of the Proverbs 31 woman is timeless ... she still has lessons to teach a modern day Proverbs 31 woman.

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  1. I am intrested with your blog about about the proverbs 31 woman. My aunt used this to help me when I got married for womanly advice. I would love to hear what you have to say more beause this article here talking about Proverb 31 is interesting.

  2. Monday, I am publishing the final collection of 19 weeks worth of links I’ve written on teaching our children to be proverbs 31 women. I am going to include your link in Monday’s post (assuming you have no obligations) as I just adore your site. I don’t comment here much (I think I’ve written you twice – ever), but I read often, have several pins, and have shared on facebook multiple times.

    Keep writing; I think you are amaizng!

    1. Thank you so very much for your encouragement, Kaitlyn! It came at the perfect time. I’d be honored if you would include my link in your collection.

  3. Thanks for this post! I’ve been studying this concept out A LOT and I think we have two choices: we can either be intimidated or inspired by this woman’s example. I think inspired is the way to go. Glad I found this…following!

  4. I always get really annoyed at Mr Proverbs 31. Here she is rising before dawn and working her hands to the bone, and there he is sitting at the city gates yabbering away with his friends. She might be an inspiration but he’s a deadbeat! Would it kill him to do a bit of work?

  5. Love this post about the virtues of the Proverbs 31 woman! I will have to check out your book. I wrote some thoughts about this topic too. Blessings to you.

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