Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Do You Measure Up?

So, I just read Proverbs 31 again...the chapter I think all young women got to to see if they "measure up" and lets just say I have a long way to go. Guys, this post probably won't help you much but if I could say one thing, it would be raise your expectations. I can 99.9% guarantee you that the woman of your dreams won't be perfect and I know 100% that the man of mine won't be, but don't settle for just anything. But anyway, reading this chapter I came up with a few points.

A virtuous woman is:
  • Precious; "her price is far above rubies"
  • Honoured and can be trusted; "The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her" and "strength and honour are her clothing"
  • Works hard; "She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens...her candle goeth not out by night...She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." and many verses in between.
  • Strong; "She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms."
  • Loving and wise; "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy...She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness."
  • Loves God more than anything; "Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
In that, I could have given you the whole chapter but you can read it yourself. I could have gone into modesty as well but I didn't; read 1 and 2 Timothy or anything that talks about women or youth in general; study godly women of the Bible and in history. You might say, "Well, I'm only 16, I've a few years to go." But I would encourage you now to become that woman worth waiting for and remember that we are now the bride of Christ. We belong to Him now and that should make us strive for this all the more; to develop a meek and quiet spirit and to serve God with our whole hearts. I myself am only in the tiny baby steps toward what this chapter describes, but it is a work that is never done.

God bless each one of you as you continue to grow and seek His face.


  1. when you commented on life savior about you not posting about your birthday and instead you just changed your profile, somehow I thought that you just had it, sorry!

    I guess I didn't see the part about it being in December.

  2. Read proverbs 7! The proverbs seven woman is the exact opposite of the proverbs 31 woman!


  3. Proverbs 31 is an excellent verse of scripture - I have a ways to go! But, like you said, I need to work at those characteristics now! It is SO important - I want to be a Proverbs 31 woman!

  4. Annie is my cousin's wife. She is awesome!

  5. Praise God for you young lady! Hold tight to Jesus! It is wonderful to see a proverbs 31 woman in the making rather than the usual Proverbs 7 woman these days.I am so thankful that my Daughter in law decided to wait on Jesus as well. It made the match for our son who was waiting on Jesus all the more precious! God Bless you as you serve Him!