Proverbs 31: What do you think about that passage? (Read it here.) I’ve thought different things about it at different stages in my life. My husband had it printed in our wedding program and said that the woman in the passage was me. Very sweet–but we weren’t even married yet!
Now, 8 years and 5 kids later I am into the stage of where that woman was. I do, at times, feel very much a failure and overwhelmed. Lately, I’ve been comforted my the verse that says that she had servant girls. Well, if I had servant girls. . .
Nancy Leigh DeMoss of Revive Our Hearts has been doing an awesome study on Proverbs 31 for the past few weeks. I haven’t heard every episode, but I’m pretty sure that I’ll buy the series (or download it to my iPod!)
She did, however, blow my servant girl theory. She said we have so many modern conveniences today compared to the Proverbs 31 woman that it’s equal to 100 servants!
My dishwasher broke down a few days ago and we don’t get the new one until Wednesday, so I’m experiencing a little bit about those conveniences. It’s been years since I’ve had to wash dishes! It takes a lot of time! And makes my fingers all wrinkly!
Well, I still have the goal to become a Proverbs 31 woman, one whose husband trusts completely in her, who works hard all day, whose husband is respected in the city gates (because she’s doing what she needs to do to help him) and whose husband and children will rise up and bless her!