The second section of Proverbs 31 (v. 10-31) is advice which Lemuel’s mother gave to him, detailing the qualities of an ideal woman. I cannot help but ponder as Lemuel’s Mother was writing this if she was reflecting her own attributes or remembering the qualities of the mother she admired. I like to call this passage-the virtuous mom, because really only Mom can measure up to this!
THE VIRTUOUS MOM (Prov 31:10-31)
10Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.
You can see through this passage there is much to be said about the virtuous mom. She is Helpful to her husband. She is very hardworking,as well as a homemaker, She speaks wisdom and kindness. She is devoted to her beloved children and she fears the Lord.
Thank You Moms everywhere for being awesome. We honor you today (and always!) You Rock!
God bless you and Jesus Loves You!