6 Exceptional Qualities of the Proverbs 31 Woman

6 Exceptional Qualities of the Proverbs 31 Woman

The thirty-first chapter of the book of Proverbs extensively describes an ideal woman- her virtues and all that makes her unique. The life of this woman should stir all Christian women up that they can be the perfect, whole, and purposeful woman God wants them to be.

1. She Fears the Lord

In Proverbs 31:30, we find out that one major reason why the Proverbs 31 woman is honoured is the fear of God in her heart. The verse aptly describes charm as deceptive and beauty as fading, but a woman who honours the Lord should be praised. In a world where people despise the existence of God, the Proverbs 31 woman longs to reverence God and allow His will to come to pass in her life. She obeys God and yields to all the instructions He gives. Before embarking on anything, she longs to know what God’s opinion is and it is no surprise to see how she was able to live a balanced life. As such, her life testifies that true honour comes to a man who honours God. This is one important lesson to learn from this ideal woman.
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2. She is not afraid of the Future

Staying strong, respectable and unafraid of the future is another distinguishing quality of the Proverbs 31 woman. The Bible in Proverbs 31:25 reveals to us, a woman who will not allow negativity to flood her soul. Apart from the scents of strength and tenacity perceived around her, she has a high spirit that helps her to be optimistic and stand confidently affirming a great and bright future for herself and her family. She is not controlled by the circumstances around her. She has a great mindset that smiles at the unknown future. Also, she is always positive, exercising faith in every situation and affirming God’s words to her future. She is a proof that the ideal woman’s strength is gotten from her faith and confidence in the one who holds her future and that is another reason why she is respected by all.


3. She is a Leader

The Proverbs 31 woman gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do. The chapter brings us to understand that this woman literally ‘gets up’ to responsibilities and that is an exceptional quality of leaders. She has mastered the art of being early because she understands that doing things early in life is an advantage to one's destiny. In the words of Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak, time is the unit of destiny and understanding this, the Proverbs 31 woman gets to rise up early for work. While she gets up, she’s isn’t found idle or slothful. She is seen providing for the needs of her family and while she’s doing that, she is instructing her servant women on the things to do and how to go about them. In all things, she is displays a character of a good leader who serves, shows, and leads by example. By extension, she is an influence on everyone around her.


4. She is Diligent

Another quality of the Proverbs 31 Woman is that she is a hard worker, who is strong and industrious. She is not found slothful and she exudes excellence in all her works. She sits and dines with kings and great men of the society because she has a mindset that spurs her to do more. She is diligent in her work. She is a woman who ensures she does things diligently wherever she finds herself. She makes use of her gifts and talents to show God’s glory on earth.


5. She Cares for Others

Anyone looking to become a virtuous woman and desirous of being called by the title of a Proverbs 31 woman must learn to be generous to the poor and the needy. In Proverbs 31, this woman shows love to all men. Asides from looking out for her husband and her children, she helps the poor and the needy. She is always ready to help and care for the needy. Caring for others is a way of showing love as believers. With a heart filled with compassion, be ready to show love and care for someone around you.

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6. She Speaks with Wisdom

As a final wrap, the Proverbs 31 woman speaks with gentle wisdom. According to Proverbs 31, a virtuous woman is wise in her speech because she ensures that she speaks words seasoned with grace and truth. She ensures that her words help others to be happy. Her words help people to love God more. Her words are filled with wisdom, she gets this wisdom through her constant fellowship with God. She meditates on the word for renewal. She knows when to give the answers and when to keep quiet. The Holy Spirit teaches her what to say always.

There are many more qualities that make the Proverbs 31 woman a perfect standard for defining virtue. From these qualities, it is convincing that God can do so much in a woman that fears Him and is ready to walk in His will. You should not be worked up or battle with low self esteem because you do not meet/fit the standards of the Proverbs 31 woman. You simply need to understand that it all starts with knowing God and trusting Him. It is only God that can make a balanced, virtuous and ideal woman.

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  1. Nice piece, this is well and aptly put by a virtuous woman, well done.

  2. Wow!
    I saw the Proverb 31 woman differently.
    God can do so much in one that fears Him.
    Thank you so much Mercy for this, God bless you

  3. God bless you for this lovely message.

  4. Wisdom dispensed! Thanks for sharing, Mercy.

  5. Weldone Mercy.

  6. You brought light to a very popular, yet not easily understood chapter of proverbs. God bless you!


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