Proverbs 31:22-26 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. ROMANTIC: The virtuous wife makes their bed chamber a place of comfort and beauty. She understands that the private time that she and her husband share with each other is the heartbeat of their relationship.
Proverbs 31:16-21 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. SAVVY: The virtuous wife is thrifty but also willing to make shrewd investments. She reinvests her profits into long-term opportunities (like vineyards) that produce benefit year after year.
Proverbs 31:10-15 Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character The book of Proverbs concludes with a description of the model wife. This is not to disparage those who are single by choice or circumstance, for certainly the Bible teaches there are circumstances where being unmarried is the better alternative. Orthodox Christians humbly assert that God […]
Proverbs 31:1-9 1 The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. 2 Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! 3 Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. Nothing is definitively known about King Lemuel, even […]
Proverbs 30:29-33 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. In the animal kingdom, one particular animal commands the […]