Friday, December 20, 2019

Let's Get it Straight About the Proverbs 31 Woman


So many professing Christian women today have such a thoroughly career and feminist mindset, that they see the opportunity or mandate to make money in all the women of the Bible.  This is especially the case with the Proverbs 31 woman.  But, let's get it straight.  The Proverbs 31 woman was not a real estate agent, nor did she hold any other sort of career we might dream up.  She was a woman of great virtue, who went to great lengths in taking care of her family.  She was a description of a virtuous woman that King Lemuel's mother was admonishing him to seek as he looked for a wife.  If we use this as a cause or excuse to go out to work away from our families, we are being deceived by the Enemy of our souls.  We need only look to Genesis to see who is to be the provider for the household: the husband, who is to toil by the sweat of his brow to see that the needs of his family are met.  Why take on that curse, oh Christian women?

For a more thorough look into this assumption about the Proverbs 31 woman, I will now direct you to a post by my friend Lady Lydia, which points out some of the errors of looking at the Proverbs 31 woman as someone who was interested in making money. There is also some discussion on this same trait that is often ascribed to Lydia in the Bible.  Neither were career women!  And even more than that, we are always to look to the directions given to us in Scripture, and to only follow other people as much as they are following those commands given by the Lord in His Word.

Lady Lydia's post can be read here {Proverbs 31: Career Woman? (And Lydia, Seller of Purple)}.

Another excellent post Lady Lydia has written on the Proverbs 31 woman is Taking Time to Reflect.

Other posts Lady Lydia has done about the Proverbs 31 Woman:
Some of the Other Things in Proverbs 31
Caring for Your Own

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10 comments:

SIRVIENDO AL SEÑOR said...

QUERIDA HERMANA EN CRISTO: CUANTA VERDAD HAY EN LA PALABRA DE DIOS¡¡¡¡ AH, SI HICIERAMOS CASO A ELLA, COMO MUCHAS QUIEREN ENTENDER LO CONTRARIO AL MANDAMIENTO DE DIOS. YO,PERSONALMENTE, ESTOY EN CONTRA DE LAS MUJERES QUE TRABAJAN FUERA DE SU HOGAR, MAS CUANDO HAY HIJOS QUE CUIDAR,QUE EDUCAR, LA PALABRA DE DIOS ES MUY CLARA CUANDO HABLA QUE EL ESPOSO ES EL QUE TRAE EL PAN A LA MESA, LAMENTABLEMENTE HOY, LOS ROLES ESTAN INVERTIDOS, MUCHOS HOMBRES SE QUEDAN EN EL HOGAR Y LAS MUJERES SALEN A TRABAJAR, MUCHOS COMPARTEN TRABAJOS Y DEJAN AL CUIDADO DE OTROS A SUS HIJOS TAN PRECIADOS, MUCHAS VECES CON EXTRAÑOS,QUE HORROR. DESPUES DE CASARME, NUNCA TRABAJE Y LUEGO LLEGARON MIS 12 BENDICIONES, SIEMPRE ESTUVE Y ESTOY EN CASA, CUIDANDO A MI FAMILIA,COCINANDO, LAVANDO, COSIENDO ECT. MI ESPOSO ES MI FIEL COMPAÑERO Y SIEMPRE HA TRABAJADO, TODAVIA LO HACE Y TIENE 63 AÑOS, HACE 41 AÑOS QUE ESTAMOS CASADOS Y YA TENEMOS 10 NIETOS. TENGO HIJAS QUE TRABAJAN Y YO LES HABLO QUE SERIA MEJOR QUE SE QUEDEN EN SU HOGAR,PERO ELLAS NO LO ENTIENDEN, DICEN QUE EL DINERO NO ALCANZA Y SI A VECES NO ALCANZA,PERO DIOS PUSO A LA MUJER PARA SER LA COMPAÑERA IDONEA DEL HOMBRE, DESDE EL HOGAR, ELLA PUEDE LLEVAR ADELANTE LA ECONOMIA CASERA, EL ARREGLO DEL HOGAR, LA ROPA QUE USARAN, TANTAS COSAS SE PUEDEN HACER DESDE EL BENDITO HOGAR¡¡¡¡. AMO MI HOGAR, AMO MI LUGAR, PARA MI PROVERBIOS 31 ES LA MEJOR DEFINICION DE UNA ESPOSA CRISTIANA. OJALA QUE PUEDAS USTED LEER MI MENSAJE Y ME GUSTARIA QUE PASE POR MI BLOG Y DEJE ALGUN COMENTARIO. BLESSINGS FROM BUENO AIRES.

Linda said...

I love reading Lady Lydia's blog.
I'm really so tired of women trying to rewrite scripture to suit their wants.
I've been a homemaker for over forty years. I never wanted to be anything else. I feel very blessed to do so.
Thank you for your encouraging posts.
Linda

Tajuana said...

I was just recently talking to someone recently about the Proverbs 31 woman not being a career woman. Thanks for the links. I will definitely read them when I get some downtime. I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas :)

Blessed Homemaking said...

You're very welcome, Tajuana. I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas too!

Blessed Homemaking said...

Linda,
I enjoy Lady Lydia's blog very much as well.
It is tiring how women (and others) try to rewrite Scripture to suit themselves. God's true followers will love His Word and want to do what He has prescribed them to do!
God bless you, Linda.

Blessed Homemaking said...

Hello SIRVIENDO AL SEÑOR . It's nice to hear from you. How wonderful that you know to stay at home being a homemaker, and that your husband is a faithful provider. Hopefully your daughters will realize that they should be home as well. The homemaker's job is so important--the money doesn't matter. And you are right that the wife at home can improve the family economy just by being there doing her job. And anyways, we ought to do what God says in His Word, and trust Him to take care of us as we walk in obedience to Him!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

"we are always to look to the directions given to us in Scripture, and to only follow other people as much as they are following those commands given by the Lord in His Word."

Yes!!! This is such a good point and something I've never really thought about in light of the Scriptures.

Thanks for being a consistent voice for truth concerning women and Biblical homemaking. You are a blessing to me!

Blessed Homemaking said...

Dear Sarah,

I'm so glad it has been helpful. God bless you, my friend.

Christina said...

Thank you for reminding me about Lady Lydia's writing. I enjoy your blog and hers.

Blessed Homemaking said...

You're very welcome, Christi.