Bible Challenge – Day 3 – The Ideal Woman

Bible Challenge – Day 3 – The Ideal Woman

I continue in the search of wisdom from the Lord’s word – I’m in a journey of learning to be a better person, a better wife and a better mother.

You can read more about why I started this challenge here.

Today my husband said something that really got to me, it made me mad and upset but worse of all, I know that what he said is true. I was preparing dinner, and my little one-year old son grabbed the plate I had prepared for his sister from the table and it went flying across the kitchen floor. I know it was not his fault, I know he did not do it on purpose but I still got mad. Not at my son, but at my husband because I had asked him to watch them while I finished cooking. I blamed him for what happened because I felt that now there wouldn’t be enough food for them to eat. My husband didn’t say anything at the time but he grabbed them to take them away to our room and as they were leaving I just told them to take a seat at the table for dinner.

While we were eating, I’m not sure how it started, but I apologized for my behaviour. I told him I was really sorry. He said that he was expecting it, and expanded on to say that whenever everything is okay, when our family is happy, I always find something to make me mad and kind of ruin everything. Maybe those were not his exact words but that’s how I felt. I think the reason it hurt more is because I recognize my problems but I’m working so hard to fix them, that is why I started this challenge after all. I can’t change from one day to another. And I wanted him to see that. I wanted him to know that I’m trying to be a better wife and a better mother to my children. But this takes time and I’m going to keep reading the Bible and learning it and I’m going to start practicing what I learn.

I’ve heard about Proverbs 31 and the ideal woman but I’ve never really read this passage or studied what it meant, until today. I really like it. I’m not anywhere close to being the woman that is described there and surely, I will fall short of becoming a women like such in my life time. But I can certainly try my best at becoming more and more like her.

Proverbs 31 - The Ideal Woman

Proverbs 31 – The Ideal Woman

The woman described in Proverbs 31 is intimidating because she seems so perfect but I think it as women we should strive to be more like her in our daily life. It is hard work, and it is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it for my family and for me. Now I have a goal, to be like the Proverbs 31 woman and I’m going to make this part of life. Here’s the Proverbs 31 woman:

The Perfect Wife
10 How hard it is to find the perfect wife. She is worth far more than jewels.
11 Her husband depends on her. He will never be poor.
12 She does good for her husband all her life. She never causes him trouble.
13 She is always gathering wool and flax and enjoys making things with her hands.
14 She is like a ship from a faraway place. She brings home food from everywhere.
15 She wakes up early in the morning, cooks food for her family, and gives the servants their share.
16 She looks at land and buys it. She uses the money she has earned and plants a vineyard.
17 She works very hard. She is strong and able to do all her work.
18 She works late into the night to make sure her business earns a profit.
19 She makes her own thread and weaves her own cloth.
20 She always gives to the poor and helps those who need it.
21 She does not worry about her family when it snows. She has given them all good, warm clothes.
22 She makes sheets and spreads for the beds, and she wears clothes of fine linen.
23 Her husband is a respected member of the city council, where he meets with the other leaders.
24 She makes clothes and belts and sells them to the merchants.
25 She is a strong person, and people respect her. She looks to the future with confidence.
26 She speaks with wisdom and teaches others to be loving and kind.
27 She oversees the care of her house. She is never lazy.
28 Her children say good things about her. Her husband brags about her and says,
29 “There are many good women, but you are the best.”
30 Grace and beauty can fool you, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised.
31 Give her the reward she deserves. Praise her in public for what she has done.
To try to interpret every verse would take far longer than what we have tonight, but I found this blog to be a great resource in trying to understand it more. I will continue to learn more about the woman described here and I encourage you to study it as well. As wives, we are the pillars of our homes, and I believe this gives us a certain guide that God wants us to follow. Of course, this doesn’t show the trials and errors such woman needs to make to arrive at such perfection, but we will make them and we will learn from them. And that will take us closer to being the Proverbs 31 woman.
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