Proverbs 31:28-31 say of the Proverbs 31 woman:
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” NIV
When we study the Proverbs 31 woman – we find that this woman worked her tail feathers off! From caring for her husband, children, servants and even the poor to rising early, staying up late, planting a vineyard, sewing her own clothes, her family’s clothing, the tapestries and the beddings – this woman never seemed to stop!
In the end, what did she get for all of her hard labor? A prize, trophy, or a plaque?
No, Proverbs 31:28-31 says she received praise.
Let’s reflect for a moment on the above list. She had to be exhausted! I mean where are the spa days? Disney Land vacations? The raise with the corner office and bonus checks? Proverbs 31:31 says – “Give her the reward she has earned.” So what has she exactly “earned“?
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