Day 15

In Praise of a Virtuous Woman

from the reading plan

Proverbs 31:10-31

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

Proverbs 31 is the most comprehensive description of a godly woman in Scripture. It is also an acrostic poem where each line begins with the next letter in the Hebrew alphabet. These qualities do not belong solely to women. This chapter gives us an ideal personification of virtue—a person “who fears the LORD” (Proverbs 31:30).

Reflection Questions: 

This picture of a virtuous woman comes to us from an ancient context. What are some present-day comparisons you could make between the woman in this passage and a godly woman today?

What does this picture of a virtuous woman reveal about what it means to be a virtuous person—man or woman?

Who are godly women in your life? What have you learned from them about wisdom?

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