The Proverbs 31 woman, is a well known proverb about a wife of noble character. I have often found this scripture encouraging, but also hard to interpret and live out as a single young lady. This week I have been studying these 21 verses and pulled them apart as I long for meaning for the P.W.W. ( pre-wife woman- a girl who believes God has designed her for a special, Godly man in mind and is preparing herself for the day he sweeps her off her feet).
Verse by verse, this scripture is packed with words that tender our path and reveal Gods hope for our character.
She is more precious than Rubies. The one in whom she will wed is in need of nothing more, than exactly who God created her to be, flaws and all. She is highly valued by him.
She is a hard worker, and constantly seeks to bless her future spouse.
She lives a life in service to others. She is conscious of her choices and stewards her money. She is strong and brave.
She reaps what she sows, and the outcome is an image of Christ. She is mission minded and compassionate.
She does not stress or harbor fear, for God holds her. She is clothed in the lavender, which in scripture represents royalty. She knows her value.
The husband set aside for her is someone who is respected. Through hard work, her family gives willingly and freely.
Her words are sweet as honey, her days are spent well, and she is clothed in her courage and value. She laughs without a care.
The one she will wed is in awe of her and her children will be blessed by her. In their eyes, she is the most beautiful woman created.
Even in ordinary acts, she is valued. She knows her beauty is her spirit, not her outward appearance. The Lord and His glory are her purpose.
How can you be a Proverbs 31 women while waiting for marriage?
1. You can take time to discover your worth and self confidence in Christ. Did you notice that the Proverbs 31 woman is not self conscious? She doesn't dwell on her flaws, she knows her value. Scripture and prayer reveals Gods admiration and your identity.
2. Serve. This woman serves and love on everyone that crosses her path, that's what makes her so beautiful.
3.Practice your speech. Gracious words are an apparent attribute of the Proverbs 31 woman. Do not speak out of fear or worry, but of secure hope and encouragement in Christ.
4. Pray for your future. The Proverbs 31 woman, is a wife, a mother, and a Godly woman. For us girls in the waiting, we have the opportunity to cover our future with prayer. Pray for the Proverbs 31 husband, because he is pretty awesome. Scripture says he highly values his wife, he finds her the most fair lady of the land, and he is greatly respected by his community. Pray that God would bring a Godly man like him into your life.