An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her?
Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls. (Proverbs 31:10, AMP)
I know that often it can seem impossible to achieve the standard we see set forth in the Proverbs 31 woman, but let’s take a look at it from a mother’s perspective. How can we apply these verses to motherhood? I think we often overcomplicate this. This is not a set of rules to be obeyed. This is not a standard to achieve. We are the Proverbs 31 woman when we are surrendered to God’s purpose in our lives and live to please Him alone.
She comforts, encourages, and does him only good and not evil all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:12, AMP)
I need to recognize that my primary role in the home is to be a supportive and loving wife. God gave me my marriage before He gave me my children. How can I better support the man that God has entrusted to me? Let me live out my days being a constant comfort and encouragement to the one God gave to me! May my words be pleasing in the sight of the Lord and may my attitude reflect a heart of thanksgiving for all that God has given me.