Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible.
If there was one book with enough instruction on how a godly woman should live, it would be this one.
In today’s society, it can be easy to get caught up in how the world wants us girls to act. We should try to focus on how God views us, instead of how the world views us.
This chapter of Proverbs portrays a woman who values God, strength, and generosity from beginning to end. I wanted to break it apart, verse by verse, and see how we can grow into the godly woman God created us to be!
- She lacks nothing of value.
I always read this verse and never knew what it was truly saying. God wants us to value the things he values. He values fellowship, forgiveness, love, and so many other things. We should strive to acquire patience, grace, and all of the characteristics he wants us to have.
- She works vigorously with eager hands.
This verse reminds me to be as hardworking and diligent as I can, in all things I do. Whether it’s my schoolwork or videos for my YouTube channel, I try to put my all into it and give it 110%.
- She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
Have you ever tried giving some of your time to those in need? This isn’t the only verse in the Bible that encourages us to do so. Jesus was always helping, always serving, and always dedicated to others. Try it out for yourself and see how both your heart and perspective change.
- She is clothed with strength and dignity.
As women, we should hold ourselves to high standards. We should remember that with God, being our provider, we will always have all that we need! We should walk through our lives with our heads up high, knowing we can face whatever comes our way.
- She has no fear of the future.
With strength, comes confidence. As Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.” We can be confident in knowing that the God of creation has already declared our plans for the future.
- She speaks with wisdom.
We should all strive to be quick to listen and slow to anger. We should speak through truth and use our wisdom to guide us. We should be that person in our friend group that can be the voice of reason and leads by example.
- She fears the Lord.
This characteristic is above all others. A godly woman should fear the Lord and abide by him in any and every situation. Dive deep into the word and begin to feel his presence all around you.
How will you put this into practice? Will you work toward strength, wisdom, and fearing the Lord? Be the light in other people’s lives so they can see how a godly woman should live!