I live in t-shirts and jeans, hardly wear makeup, and wrap my hair into a messy bun that tucks under a baseball hat. My office is the kitchen, my perfume is citrus cleaning supplies, and my area of expertise is laundry. I take pride in caring for my family, but society often undervalues my life choice to be a homemaker.
Recently, desiringGod published the article The Proverbs 31 Warfare: How Home Unleashes a Woman that resonated with me. In his post, Scott Hubbard describes the Proverbs 31 woman as not only a homemaker but as a “victor on the feminie field of war.” He goes on to say that,”When a woman says she is a homemaker, she actually says she is a dozen things at once.”
The Proverbs 31 woman is a leading lady in her faith, her marriage, her parenting, how she cares for her own physical health, her servant attitude, her ability to manage money, her creativity and willingness to work hard, and in the way she creates a warm and loving home. She spends her time wisely and she radiates Christ from the inside out.
The Bible assures us that we, as women, are invaluable. It doesn’t matter what our job titles or careers are, as wives and mothers we all have the same responsibility, and the (slightly intimidating) Proverbs 31 woman should inspire us each to be the best version of who God created us to be.
The Proverbs 31 woman wasn’t perfect, no one but Jesus ever can be, but she lived out God’s will for her life with pure intentions. And we can do the same!
Thrive in Five – One set of Bible verses, 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Let’s dive into God’s Word.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.Proverbs 31:25-30