TEEN TALKS THAT MATTER -THE PROVERBS 31 WOMAN

TEEN TALKS THAT MATTER By Ashley Stevens

THE PROVERBS 31 WOMAN

“Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.” “Her candle goeth not out by night.” “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” This month’s article is centered for all the ladies out there. Recently I got involved in a young woman’s bible study. We meet once a week to discuss how to be “the virtuous woman” that is portrayed in Proverbs 31. The “Proverbs 31 Woman” shines like a bright and beautiful light in the Old Testament Book of precepts and warnings. Today we see women of all ages, following the wrong type of role models in their lives. However, we are refreshed to find and see a timeless example of virtue, responsibility and good sense. In Proverbs 31, we are painted a picture of a woman who shows the qualities which every believing woman should strive to be like in her personal life, appearance, family life, and in her daily duties. Being a Proverbs 31 woman is not about being “perfect.” It’s about living life with a purpose, diligence, forgiveness, and repentance. She is, just to name a few traits, noble, trustworthy, hard working, generous, fears the Lord, honors her husband, and speaks with wisdom. My goal for you and for all the young women out there is to strive to be a virtuous woman. Read your Bible, study and understand what God has provided for us. Strive in your life to be a Godly example of the “Proverbs 31 woman.” Until next time, Ashley Stevens. <><><><><><><><><><><><>