Proverbs 31 tells the virtuous woman and describes her worth as far above rubies. A wise woman is worth her weight in jewels. She is priceless. She is a testament to a good God. And several characteristics define her:

• She is trustworthy and a blessing (Proverbs 31:11-12).
• She is self-motivated (Proverbs 31:13).
• She is a provider for the good of those in her care and is generous in the process (Proverbs 31:14-15).
• She is intelligent and a good steward, strong for whatever she sets her mind and hands to do (Proverbs 31:16-17).
• She is a hard worker, talented and skilled (Proverbs 31:18-19, 21-22).
• She is kind and compassionate to those in need (Proverbs 31:20)
• She is content, joyful, and adaptable with whatever the Lord throws her way (Proverbs 31:25).
• She is a woman known for wise words and kind speech (Proverbs 31:26).
• She is protective, a nurturer, and is liked and respected (Proverbs 31:27-28).
• She is known as a woman who fears the Lord and follows His ways (Proverbs 31:30).

The Proverbs 31 woman is not Wonder Woman. She isn’t an unattainable, perfect creature. She is an example for us to follow. The Proverbs 31 is simply a woman who has committed herself to following Christ. That impacts how she loves, leads, works, manages her affairs, and approaches life. Following Jesus changes everything about us. A wise woman is obedient to Christ, and in turn grows in wisdom.

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