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The Proverbs 31 Woman
The thought of being a Proverbs 31 woman makes me want to take a long nap. The mere thought of doing all the things she is doing is exhausting.
Podcasts, book titles, and blog posts—In the Christian world, the idea of being a Proverbs 31 woman is really shoved down your throat.
“More precious than rubies?!”
Ummm…it’s noon and I haven’t even put my bra on yet.
Am I the only one who kind of rolls my eyes at her?
She is so perfect and has it all together. How annoying!
How is this any different than the impossible standards on TV and magazine covers? It’s just another source telling me that I’m not good enough and that I’ll never measure up.
Here is the difference:
Of all the sources out there, the Bible is the only one that will never lead you astray.
Knowing that simple truth has totally shifted my attitude about the Proverbs 31 woman. The Lord doesn’t use the Bible to condemn us, but instead to give gentle correction and conviction. To set the only standard that really matters.
The [modern] Proverbs 31 Woman
In an effort to really understand the Proverbs 31 woman, I’m going to get to know her in a more modern way.
After dissecting Proverbs 31:10-31, I pulled out all of the qualities, traits, and values that I recognized and decided to do a daily scripture writing plan based on each of them. How better to understand her than by studying her.
Typically I use the NLT or ESV version of the Bible when I’m writing scripture, but for this plan, I wanted to mix it up. I’m using the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) which is quickly becoming one of my favorite versions. I also plan to check out The Message (MSG) version because it uses plain and easy to understand words. However, it’s a little bit harder to follow for scripture writing because it doesn’t number the verses in the same way as other versions.
A Few Things–
These verses are short, so this plan will be a quick exercise. I would encourage to write it somewhere you can see it easily. For me, they are going in my planner. I wrote the plan to be daily, but I think I am going to do one scripture a week and really try to embody each trait.
Do what works for you so that you can get the most out of this exercise.
Please note that some scriptures do repeat–don’t worry, that’s not an accident.
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The Traits of the [modern] Proverbs 31 Woman
25 Day Scripture Writing Plan
Day 1: She is faithful (vs. 10)
Day 2: She is trustworthy (vs. 11)
Day 3: She is emotionally healthy (vs. 12)
Day 4: She delights in work (vs. 13)
Day 5: She is frugal (vs. 14)
Day 6: She is organized (vs. 15)
Day 7: She is decisive (vs. 16)
Day 8: She is energetic & physically healthy (vs. 17)
Day 9: She is industrious (vs. 18)
Day 10: She is hardworking (vs. 19)
Day 11: She is generous (vs. 20)
Day 12: She is prepared (vs. 21)
Day 13: She is modest (vs. 22)
Day 14: She is proud of her husband (vs. 23)
Day 15: She is confident in her business (vs. 24)
Day 16: She isn’t fearful (vs. 25)
Day 17: She has a sense of humor (vs. 25)
Day 18: She is wise (vs. 26)
Day 19: She thinks before she speaks (vs. 26)
Day 20: She is not lazy (vs. 27)
Day 21 She is nurturing (vs. 28)
Day 22: She is blessed by her family (vs. 29)
Day 23: She values inner beauty (vs. 30)
Day 24: She fears the Lord (vs. 30)
Day 25: She does not brag (vs. 31)
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I can’t wait to see how you feel about the Proverbs 31 woman after going through this exercise–maybe your opinion of her will change? Maybe because you’ll realize that in many ways, you and she are pretty similar after all.
I’d love to hear from you–how has this scripture writing plan impacted you? Was there a trait that stuck out to you the most or was there one that I totally missed? Leave a comment or send me an Email and let me know.
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