Tag Archives: Proverbs 31

Grace to Keep Going

As I have grown up, I have come to have a love/hate relationship with Proverbs 31. I love it because it is the infallible word of God. It is useful for “teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy … more »

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Proverbs 31: The Bride of Christ

What are you doing, my son?  What are you doing, son of my womb?    What are you doing, son of my vows?  (Prov. 31:2)  The mother in this proverb seems to be imploring her son to live a worthy life: … more »

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Praise for the Proverbs 31 Woman

The “Proverbs 31 woman,” spoken of by many in Christian circles, is described as a woman, “clothed in strength and dignity,” and who “laughs without fear of the future” (NLT). She is precious and trusting, considerate and kind, one to … more »

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An Encouragingly Impossible To-Do List

A quick search of #Proverbs31woman on Instagram yielded a whopping 110,867 posts last time I checked. This collection of posts is a compilation of selfies, fitspiration, and inspiring quotes ranging from “she’s got that whole purpose driven warrior princess save … more »

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Missio on Industry: The Dependent Life (not Wife)

The story of Proverbs 31 boils down to a central concept that extends to all humanity: interdependence. Often forgotten, the first nine verses reveal the advice of a mother to her royal son (King Lemuel – likely Solomon) where she … more »

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Missio on Industry: A Heart to Have (Not an Ideal to Crush Us)

A few years ago, after the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a social media movement among young Christian women and men exploded. Protesting unrealistic body standards and the usage of raw sex appeal to market swimwear, one Baylor college student … more »

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Missio on Industry (A Broader View of Proverbs 31)

Proverbs 31 contains the famous poem in description of the ideal woman in Old Testament society.  Far from a shrinking violet without independent thought or motivation, she is a woman of remarkable breadth and capability.  Interestingly, the dominant descriptions of … more »

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