So many times, when you see a study on Proverbs 31, the focus seems to be on what the Proverbs 31 woman does. She’s into real estate, she sews, she cooks, she’s a great organizer… all great skills or activities, but the more I’m studying this, and looking underneath the surface, the more I’m seeing that that’s not what it’s about at all.
It’s about strength of character and attitudes that build others up. These things are not time-and-place-specific. They cross over cultures, countries, and centuries. It doesn’t make any difference who you are, or what station in life. These are what matter. These are what will make your husband and children arise and call you blessed. If they don’t, or if you have neither, you have a Lord who will one day tell you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” And really, that’s better.
I still have a long way to go. Boy, do I ever have a long way to go. But if each verse is like a street sign, at least I have a glimpse now of the direction this journey is taking.