A Woman of Eternal Importance.

Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:25-27; NKJV. 7559261_m

A virtuous woman not only cares physically for her home, but she is also a “watchman” over emotional and spiritual condition of her family.

  Watches, tsaphah, Strong’s # 6822  She works willingly with her hands, two kinds of which are mentioned in our text. Kaph, symbolizing upturned hands extended in prayer (v. 13), and yad, ministering or serving hands (v.20).

Confident in the God to whom she prays, the effective woman knows she has eternal significance. She not her husband, manages the household.

The high standard for womanhood, apparently drawn not by some romantic male, but by one who was herself a virtuous woman, (King Lemuel’s Mother, Bathsheba), presents an inspiring goal. As is all too obvious the cultural details of her specific tasks are different in our era, but the principles are timeless.

~The Talmud says, “Solomon was called by six names: Solomon, Jedidiah, Koheleth, Son of Jakeh, Agur, and Lemuel.”

Proverbs 31-woman

Proverbs 31-woman

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 18:09:20

    Thanks for another great word study, Manny.

    I am blessed to have a proverbs 31 wife. As I read the chapter, it describes her very well.

    Thanks for the education on the names of Solomon. I didn’t know that the Talmud identified him differently.

    God’s blessings my friend…

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  2. Mannyr
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 18:51:05

    Yes, the names of Solomon are interesting. I found out from a new Bible my proverbs wife gave me for Christmas. Them old boys have a lot of info, too bad they don’t get the main theme! It’s all about Jesus!

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