A few years ago, I studied more into the Proverbs 31 woman, and considered what she might be like today. I typed up a blog post in case anyone might be curious too, and put it online, not thinking too much about it.
To my amazement, the feedback was so positive, and bigger than I thought it would be. Years later, women are still connecting with this post, getting encouragement and focus through it. (And once in a while there’s a nasty comment over it, too – what are you going to do?)
All credit goes to God for that. I didn’t write Proverbs, and I don’t even remember what prompted me to write about the famous woman in chapter 31. But I’m glad that God is still working through it to reach women in all circumstances.
On the other hand, there is so much more to it than what I was able to get out of it in that tiny blog post. It’s the Bible – it’s dynamic, it relates to different people in different ways. And there is so much more to uncover.
Let’s Go Further
Today I’m kicking off a new study series called The Modern Proverbs 31 Woman. We’ll be going through this chapter and studying out various parts of this woman’s character. We will also relate it to what it means for us today.
My hope with this study series is to help you know what a powerful role we have as women, and how purposeful life can be. There are a lot of misconceptions about women in our society and even in our religious history that can leave us feeling like we don’t have much to say or do in this world. But the Word makes it clear – God sees us, values us, and designed us with great things in mind.
There are a lot of assumptions made about this probably-fictional character of the Bible. (My friend Gina has a great post debunking myths about the Proverbs 31 woman.) Here’s what you need to know – she was given as an example of characteristics for young men to look for in a wife – not a checklist for women to follow. She’s not meant to be someone to measure yourself against – just inspiration.
Who Is This Study For?
Any woman. Any stage of life.
Guess what? She’s a wife and a mom, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip over her if those aren’t your roles right now. She has so many amazing characteristics that work for any woman, in any stage. I think this study will be beneficial to you no matter what stage you’re in.
Finally, what if you’re not a Christian, or you’re not sure where you stand in your beliefs? Can this help you? Absolutely yes. The whole goal of my blog is to encourage a full and fulfilling life where you are. Applying these goals to your life can only bring good things. And it will help you learn more and make informed choices about the Word. If you’re open to learning, this is for you.
Let’s Do This
The posts will go up in the upcoming months. (Because it WILL take a while!) I’ll update this page with the posts as they go up.
Please do let me know if you have questions going forward! Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m excited to dig into this with you guys!