As we are forced to engage/interact with that of our modern day society, it can oftentimes be disheartening to see the way that the changing world around us impacts/influences the actions of various individuals－including those that surround said individuals－and sometimes even ourselves. For, those who have love for God find it difficult to see those push him away, in exchange for the things of this world. In response such sorrow can be suffocating at times, as the enemy tries and uses such sadness to destroy the joy of christian woman.
In turn, it can be challenging for women to endure the day to day, without having first established a relationship with God－for, it is through faith, and his word, that they are able to discern right from wrong. We see an example of this in one of the most well known scriptures－Proverbs 31－which explains the characteristics of a woman who fears the Lord. This can help women to be strong leaders, and bring others to Christ－as they stay on track in their relationship with God, in the midst of a world that tries to rip him away.
First and foremost, we see in verse 10 (ESV) that “she is far more precious than jewels”. She is worth more than material items, and as a result no one can put a price on her because she sees her worth in God’s eyes. She knows that she is precious in his sight, and even as the world tries to destroy her image, what her creator says of her remains true. For, He is a God of truth more perfect than that of man, and it is through her faith, and his consistency, that she is reminded of just how valued she is in his sight.
Second can be seen in verse 20 (ESV) which goes to say, “She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy”. In turn, she does good unto others, and others can take heart in her good deed, as she outpours kindness－doing things in love, and not for gain, and/or reward. “Her lamp does not go out at night…” Verse 18 (ESV), for she shines bright, and serves as an example for all to see.
In conclusion, a number of qualities can be seen in a woman such as this, and even though I’ve only listed a couple above, there are several seen within line after line of Proverbs Chapter 31. In turn, it is through these verses that women are reminded of what God sees in them, and who they are in Christ. It is then that they can further grow in their relationship with him, as well as all that he has called them to be, by reading such truths, and speaking them into existence.