Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Proverbs 31 woman

Lately, I have been really thinking about the Proverbs 31 woman.  In today society that has taken a back seat.  I see its not as important or because its not the New Testament then it means nothing. Because we are a modern society. Many people think because it is modern that the bible is way too old fashion to follow.   But that is so wrong.  I  know that I am definitely not the Prov. 31 woman but I strive to be.  I have failed in so many things.  I am naturally lazy so that is one of my failures.  Another thing I am not very good at planning out our meals and making sure we have nutritious meals and grocery shopping ( don't even get me started on that one LOL).  The list goes on and on.  I also do not rise early as I should.  I use the excuse that Mike calls at 11:30 pm and we talk for awhile so sometimes I do not end up sleeping until 1 am.  I wonder what they did back in the Bible days when they didn't get any sleep did they still rise early? I have been reading many good articles on the topic.  I know a few women in my life who rise at 4 before the sun rises.   I like to read Laines letters and she started rising at 4 and made it a habit and she still does and its been years now that she has.  She accomplishes many tasks.  I can see how much I could accomplished if I got up that early.  Mike and I talked about it.   I have to understand is that Bible time society and today's society is  different.  One thing that Laine brought out in her letters is that we may not have servants or maids but we really do.  We have our washing machines, dryer, bread machines and some of us dishwashers.  I never thought of that from that perspective. I can't even imagine what could be accomplished by rising early.:)  Here is another good article that I am reading.
http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/homefam/prov31.htm

So do you think that Prov. 31 still applies to today?  I believe is should its still in the bible.  What are your opinions. I hope this made sense.  I am not a writer. This is a way of getting out what I have been thinking.:)  Have fun ya'll.:)
Sharon:)
 

3 comments:

Peggie said...

I do believe that it is something to strive for even if our society does not like it. The New Testament has a lot to say about women as well and it is being ignored by today's society. Word like submission are almost a swear word to many women. However, we will be held accountable in the end and while we will not reach perfection till we reach heaven, we need to strive. We fail. I know I do, but ask forgiveness and keep on going.

sjs said...

You are so right.:) I feel like I fail everyday. But my husband says that failure is when you just give up and don't try.:) Glad we serve an awesome God.:)
Have a great week.:)
Sharon:)

avirtuouswife said...

Check out 1 Timothy 2:4-5 "And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled."

There are several other New Testament verses that eximplify the Proverbs 31 woman.

I agree with you, many women in todays culture, even Christian women, just pick and choose from the Bible like it's a Buffet line.

I agree with Peggie's thoughts ... and great post :)