We all have role models in life. She might be a mom or grandmother or even close friend. These people help us aspire to be a better wife, mother, and friend. She is a woman to be emulated.
In Proverbs 31, King Lemuel shares the words of wisdom from his mother about finding a virtuous woman that we can use a role model.
Who can find a worthy woman? For her value is far above rubies.Proverbs 31:10
The rest of Proverbs 31 outlines the characters traits of a worthy woman. Here are a few of her characteristics:
She is trusted by her husband.
She treats here husband well.
She finds resources they need like food and clothing, she works with her hands.
She rises early and she takes care of her home.
She is wise in business.
She helps the needy.
She helps provide for her family through her work.
She speaks with wisdom and kindess.
Her children respect her.
She fears the Lord.
Side history of the verses: Did you know that in the original Hebrew verses 10-31 are an acrostic? I thought this was interesting.
When we look inward at who we are and areas we want to improve to be more Christ like women, this list from Proverbs 31 gives us guide.