P 31

I love reading Proverbs and I especially love Proverbs 31.  My husband and I used to do a lot with the pre-marital counseling ministry at Denton Bible Church and all the Godly young women there would strive to be P31 Women.  You know ladies that “what we catch them with we have to keep them with”. So needless to say, if you catch a husband with worldly actions and motives, it makes it so much harder to keep our husbands happy through the years because these things fade over time.  When we catch them with the Godly traits laid out in Proverbs 31, we can build on those traits for a lifetime.  I should also point out that there is no way under heaven that I will ever achieve accomplishment over all these Godly traits.  For me it is a lifetime of striving to do better each day in these areas.  I have studied this passage so very many times and during one quiet time, I felt led to write down some adjectives that describe the Godly P31 woman.    Some of these are directly stated and some are implied and Holy Spirit given.  I also made a bookmark out of the words and divided it out so I could better use it in my daily prayer.  For the next few posts, I want to share these adjectives with you that have encouraged me to keep on keeping on over these past years of spiritual growth.

“An excellent wife who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.  The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.  She looks for wool and flax an and works with her hands in delight.  She is like merchant ships, she brings her food from afar.  She rises also while it is still night and give food to her household, and portions to her maidens.” Proverbs 31:10-15

In these verses we see that this excellent woman is:

Excellent-v.10

Rare-v.10

Valuable-v.10

Loyal-v.11

Kind-v.12

Sensitive-v.12

Supportive-v.12

Diligent-v.13

Happy-v.13

Creative-v.14

Exciting-v.14

Enterprising-v.14

Unpredictable-v.14

Disciplined-v.15

Planner-v.15

Responsible-v.15

Unselfish-v.15

I encourage you to pray over these first fifteen Godly traits, incorporate them into your  life and strive with me to live out these qualities daily with our husbands and children.   Be encouraged when you stumble because our God is a God of fresh starts. In the next post, we will walk through the next five verses.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly Dennis
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:13:08

    You’re so right. There’s no way we can do these things ourselves. It takes so much submitting of our heart and efforts to Him changing our hearts!

    Reply

  2. Allison
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 13:14:34

    I love this post! I feel like v. 14 gets the least emphasized but is equally as important. And definitely more fun 😀

    Reply

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