Do We Need to Be Like the Proverbs 31 Woman?8:00 AM
At Sunday brunch, I got theoretically girlfriend swapped. You know, the funny what-if-but-no-way-would-this-happen scenario of trading significant others and seeing how disastrous the results would be. My boyfriend got a great cook in this theoretical trade-off. And what did I have to offer?
I panicked for a moment, because I couldn't think of anything. Nothing tangible, nothing immediately appealing to the general population of males. I can...talk?
"Well," my new theoretical boyfriend comforted me, "I can learn to exercise virtues. Like patience."
To be honest, I probably share more in common with the Dripping Faucet Woman than the Proverbs 31 Woman. I like words over doing things. I like fixing people rather than rising early with my servant girls. I'm sure I've got a couple years to go before my husband and children arise and call me blessed.....for multiple reasons. Like being unmarried.
On a more serious note.......
Friends, I'd like to ask you this: As women, do we need to be like the Proverbs 31 Woman? If so, how much like her do we need to be? If not, what is she doing in Scripture?
I want to write a post about it, but I think I need a little bit more inspiration and insight from you all before I form an opinion. Comment away! Let's really make this a great discussion! (Guys, please do chime in!) As an extra incentive and a thank you gift to those of you who share, top comments will be shared in the upcoming post and linked to their respective blogs. :)