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The Most Inspiring Woman in the Bible

We all look up to someone. We are all inspired by someone. Come find out who the most inspiring woman in the Bible is!

 

We all have role models – people we look up to and attempt to pattern our own lives after.

This may or may not be a conscious decision on our part, but at some level we all are inspired by someone.

Take my boys for example, they are completely inspired by Superheroes. They want to be as strong as Captain America and as fast as Spiderman. My oldest, Zackary, will even do arm exercises to get stronger muscles.

Most Christian women find themselves looking up to the Proverbs 31 Woman – the most inspiring woman in the Bible.

We are all aspiring to become more and more like this virtuous woman.

What makes her so inspiring? Why are we drawn to her example?

Lets take a closer look!

She is Trustworthy

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12  

Her husband could trust that she would do him good and respect him all the days her life. He was able to be successful outside of the home because of her trustworthiness.

Wives today want their husband to count on them-we want to help them become a success in their careers.

She is Willing

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Proverbs 31:15 

She was willing to do what was necessary to get the job done. She didn’t complain or sit idly by wasting time. She got right to work and worked hard!

So many times, we get wrapped up in the amount of work this woman does in one day. She wakes up early, she stays up late and she’s never idle! That is enough to make any modern day woman give up before even trying. But we need to put some things into perspective. This passage is about this woman’s lifetime. She probably didn’t achieve all of these in one day! What a relief, amen?

The key take away is that she was willing to get the job and if that meant staying up late or waking up early one day then so be it! We can do that today and I’m sure most of us already do.

She is Resourceful and Discerning

She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14  

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Proverbs 31:24  

This woman willingly goes the extra mile to feed her family well; she doesn’t go into business without thoughtful consideration beforehand. She researches her options.

Frugal shoppers are inspired by the Proverbs 31 Woman’s example here. If she can go the distance for a good item, price or deal than so can we. She motivates us to go the extra mile for the sake of our families.

In today’s economy many woman are finding themselves trying to contribute to their families budget. She teaches us to be discerning in these avenues. This woman empowers us to put a plan into action!

Who inspires you?

She is Strong

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. Proverbs 31:17 

She takes care of herself in order to serve her family well.

We wont be any good to our families if we aren’t taking care of our bodies! She inspires us to not put our health and fitness on the back burner.

She is Hospitable

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20

She doesn’t think she’s too good to help the poor and needy. She isn’t waiting for others to do the work. She shows God’s love to those in need.

Are we doing the same? Or are we too busy? We are reminded that we need to serve others outside of our homes as well.

She is Diligent and Faithful

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. Proverbs 31:21  

She is consistent in her work so that her family is prepared for each season change.

As the homemaker it is our duty to make sure everyone is prepared at the seasonal changes. If we are idle we are not prepared and our families suffer for it. She makes us want to keep our households prepared for anything! And sometimes that calls for  some shopping!

She is Wise and Kind

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26  

How many times do we fail in this department? We need to be watching our words! The Virtuous Woman made her words important. We should too!

 

In the end, she was praised and blessed by her family for her service to them over the course of her lifetime! With her servant attitude she puts her husband, family, and friends above herself. This is why we are so inspired by this woman, because we too want to serve our families and others well.

We want our children to remember a happy, peaceful home that was clean and prepared for anything. We want our men to do well outside our homes. We want others to feel welcomed in our home. We want to be wise, kind and faithful woman of God. So we look to this picture of the perfect woman. We are inspired by her lifetime of service.

Just like my boys will never be a part of the Mighty Avengers team, we will never reach the perfection of the Virtuous Woman. But that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on our goal on becoming like her. Its a journey, my friends, a life-long pursuit.

Don’t throw in the towel when you’re feeling defeated. Get up, brush off your knees and keep trying.

That’s where progress is made!

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Your turn! How are you inspired by the Proverbs 31 Woman? Do you find her to be the most inspiring woman in the Bible?

 

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24 Comments

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    Bonnie
    July 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    The Proverbs 31 lady is one of my favorite ladies. Love how you pointed out how frugal she is. Stopping by from Blessing Counters.

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    Matilda
    July 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    The proverbs chapter 31 woman is every serious christian wife’s ideal woman. In fact, she seems very intimidating at times when we measure her to our own weaknesses. But with the help of God, we can attain her attributes. Great post, Anastasia! I Stopped by from Monday Musings.

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 27, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Exactly! With God’s strength we can do so much more than if we tried in our strength! Thanks for visiting!

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    Constance Ann Morrison
    July 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I’d never really noticed before the allusion to this woman’s physical strength in v. 17.
    It’s good to think of her as a “heroine,” someone we’re aspiring to be more like, even if we don’t actually mirror her character in all areas of our life.
    your neighbor at Playdates with God

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 27, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      I agree, we may never achieve her perfection but we can certainly try. God is pleased with that type of attitude!

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    Melanie Redd
    July 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    What a great post about the Pr. 31 woman! She is a wonderful model for us, isn’t she!

    Came over today on Works for Me, and I’m glad to read your post.

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

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    Susan Shipe
    July 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    And, she can be a bit intimidating…let’s just remember to be who God created us to be. Be obedient to His prompting. Be kind and faithful and He’ll help us with all the rest!!! Visiting from Ra Ra today, I am #100!

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      You’re right, He will help us in our endeavor to be like her-and He is full of grace when we fail!

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    Katie M. Reid
    July 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Great characteristics to pray for and ask God to help us grow in. Thanks for linking up with the #RaRaLinkup via Purposeful Faith.

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    Marissa
    July 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    When I remember that the accomplishments listed with the Proverbs 31 woman were accomplished over her lifetime I’m very encouraged. Thanks for sharing your take.

    I’m stopping over from the Graced Simplicity link up

    And I’d love to invited you to join in my weekly link up, we share any post that discusses what has been on our hearts, minds and bookshelves, and you seem like a perfect addition to our community. If you are interested, stop by any time this weekend.

    Marissa

    Cozy Reading Spot on Reading List

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 31, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      I’ll check it out Marissa, thanks for the invite and for stopping by!

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    Betty
    July 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I agree. I want to be like her.

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    ~ linda
    July 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    She is always encouraging and you have drawn a beautiful portrait of her. Thanks and glad I came by. ~ linda
    http://thereaderandthebookreviews.wordpress.com and http://beingwoven.org

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    MB
    August 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I certainly find her example a tough act to follow. I also don’t find myself relating too closely to her but I suspect that’s because I’m unmarried and don’t have a family to look after. I might feel if I have my own household to take care of one day 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      August 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      I think having a household to take care one day will definitely shift your view. Enjoy where God has you right now 🙂

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    Savannah
    March 21, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Above everything else, I always try to keep in mind that she was willing. It seems to be the most helpful for me, because being willing and even joyful seems to lead to a lot of other good habits. I’ve always gotten the impression that her strength came from all the work she did though. Just a thought 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      March 21, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I agree, I think that is why we are told that she works willingly right off the bat. If we aren’t willing we simply won’t serve! She probably did get her physical strength from her labor. Good point!

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    Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas
    April 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I love every study on the Proverbs 31 woman. Sometimes it’s easy to become defeated thinking how amazing she was, but then it just pushes me harder to seek Christ to be more like her!

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