Proverbs Chapter 31 Discussion

  • Michelle on Proverbs 31
    Bear in mind that "her own" is her husband's own, and his is hers. Married couples are not separate individuals; they ARE an individual.
  • The First Marriage - in Reply on Proverbs 31

    18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an HELP meet for him.

    20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an HELP MEET for him.

    21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    23 And Adam said, This is now BONE OF MY BONE and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

    24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH.

    25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

    As long as we reverence the exclusivity of the marriage there will be less problems. Often relatives, siblings, parents, friends; try to speak their ideas into your marriage. So in verse 24 we see that it is dangerous to allow others to judge your marriage. They didn't have cell phones back then. :/

    By being loyal to each other, and not permitting others to offer comment on you or your spouse, you will save on trips to counselors or attorneys.

    Television prime time is harmful to marriage. People feel threatened by a persons healthy marriage and family relationships with kids.

    Unsolicited advise gets met with: "I always check in the Bible for my advise." Really, Deuteronomy and Leviticus have useful principals. What builds up; what tears down// 1 Corinthians 7

    We live in a society that feels threatened by anything remotely "religious". I made all the mistakes, so I really want you to succeed.

    Proverbs 3:5-7
  • Dorothy Slater on Proverbs 31:26
    Wives should not carry the entire responsibility for healthy discussions in a marriage. Resentment and disrespect should not be in his vocabulary ladies. 1 1 Peter 3:7 says honor the wife as the weaker vessel so your prayers be not hindered. The wife is the most important person on earth so speak to ladies as such because God is serious about the way men talk to women. God will not answer your prayers so think before you speak to a lady.
  • Sylvia on Proverbs 31
    Does the able speaks on smoking
  • BSP on Proverbs 31
    Verse 1-mothers have the responsibility to train and instruct their children just like Lemuel's mother did here.
  • CHARLES COLE on Proverbs 31:7
    In Proverbs 31:7 to what does the word "poverty" refer to?
  • Lorraine Ringling Offer on Proverbs 31:10
    I would like to know more about who a virtuous woman is how she manages her family?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 31:10
    Proverbs 31. I would type that into Google:

    "Proverbs 31 Commentary"

    There are numerous teachings on her valuable ness as a woman, to her husband, children, friends and town. Good reading there
  • Ron Baptiste on Proverbs 31
    What does proverbs 31 mean? How do I explain it to my non Christian wife?
  • Dave - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Verse 30 suggests that the Proverbs 31 woman is a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. I think fearing the Lord might be the first step to these other fine characteristics.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Proverbs 31 are instructions of a wise Mother to her son King Lemuel (we believe, it refers to Solomon; Lemuel may have been a name given as a 'pet name' or because of its meaning: "from God, belonging to God). So coming from a Mother to her son as instructions concerning his rule, his judgements & choice of women, gives this dialogue that very personal touch. Verses 10-31 may be wise words coming from a Mother to her son, but may not always be wise words from a husband to his wife. Unless your wife has so enquired about this passage or about this subject, you may have a difficult time sharing with her from these verses & not expect some flak.

    Proverbs 31:3-9 are Mother's words to Solomon concerning a wholesome righteous rule: not given to an immoderate love for women (he failed here as you know) (v 3); not given to strong drink (vv 4-7) ; & to judge righteously (vv 8).

    Proverbs 31:10-31 are the traits that a mother-in-law would expect her son to seek after in a 'virtuous wife'. Anything less than these would not get her approval & I sincerely doubt whether any of Solomon's 700 wives & 300 concubines fulfilled this criteria either. Bearing in mind that much of the descriptions given here are what was expected of a subservient wife in a male dominated home & society, so the necessary modifications need to be made when sharing with today's woman.

    The wife should exemplify virtue & wisdom (vv 10). She can be fully trusted (in both household & financial matters) (vv 11). She is a hard worker, rising early, sleeping late (vv 13-19). Her honourable, God-fearing stance will be noticed before any outward beauty (vv 25). What traits you find here that are also in your wife should be emphasized - a listening appreciative ear is almost a guarantee. Hopefully, she will learn of what God looks for in women.

    As well, both the apostles Paul & Peter give their description of godly women (1 Timothy 2:9,10 & 1 Peter 3:1-5) which you might find useful.
  • Ron Baptiste - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Dear Chris

    Thank you for your response it was greatly appreciated and clear

    God bless
  • Sulayman B Kareem on Proverbs 31
    Beautiful just peaceful the only chapter we need to lead the lost souls.
  • Thabang Manonyane on Proverbs 31:18
    For me to perceive that your merchandise is good, is learning more toward how she knows her value, she knows she is beautiful and she is high quality without being told, and she also appreciate the gift of a husband Go gives her and recognizes the value of that merchandise as well, she is satisfied, she perceiveth that her merchandise is good.
  • Jim on Proverbs 31
    I remember as a kid,that their were certain woman including my mom would clean the Church every Friday or Saturday; for no pay. As time rolled alone. People became sick or past mom an one other lady I can't remember,took on that duty and bought their own supplies, until they couldn't any more for years. Do good works before night fall,because when night falls no man can work. In reference to proverbs 31.
  • Pauline Taylor on Proverbs 31
    I cleaning up the church on every Saturday with no volunteering no paid.
  • Rachael - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    God sees your work and searches our hearts. As this could be a trial to see where you heart is. Pray to your father in heaven and lay your burden upon him he is just and will help and comfort you.

    My mother is battling stage 4 cancer it is highly incurable. She can barely walk and will be in a wheel chair as her pelvic bone from the tumor is about to break.

    She told me the other day as she cried, if I could just walk across my floor to get a cup of water. The tears in her blue green eyes crushed me and I wanted to trade places with her.

    I hope God will heal her cancer, I pray for her to walk again. She would rejoice if she could clean her home and bathe her self. We have to examine ourselves and be thankful for each day we have and to remember not take anything for granted.
  • Mishael a prayer request - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Call 700 Club and let their prayer warriors keep your mom's name on that list.

    1-800 700 7000.

    Be comforted, no matter the outcome. My mother died a couple years ago. I thought if I could just get her on her feet, all would be better. I still miss seeing her on the sofa, watching her favorite shows. Have someone come do your Mom's hair.

    Is she a Christian?
  • Pauline on Proverbs 31
    clearning up the whole church all the time what no help in the church.Why is that?
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Hello, are you talking about cleaning the church and no one else is doing it? Are you volunteering or paid? People are scared right now from viruses. If the church is already clean and if no meetings, why does it need to be cleaned again? I don't know the answer to your question without more information. Volunteering is often a thankless job. Jesus healed people and only 1 out of 10 took the time to thank him. Such is the way of giving as we are called. God bless you.
  • Donna on Proverbs 31
    May God help me to be this kind of woman. In my youth I strayed, now that I am older, I am close to the Lord, however I still fall so short of this Proverbs 31 woman. God help us not to get caught up in whether a woman should/should not work outside the home. Let us just seek to be this woman with our whole heart, with the help of Jesus, wherever our life is called to be right now, doing any task at all, let us do it unto HIM. Colossians 3:23:
    And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
  • Brighton ochieng on Proverbs 31
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson on Proverbs 31
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen

  • Molly on Proverbs 31
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie on Proverbs 31
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on Proverbs 31
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl on Proverbs 31
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).
  • Claire - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Cheryl: Please do not misunderstand this passage does NOT suggest that women should go out work in the workforce as we know it today. We are to be hard workers AT IN the HOME. God s Will for women is to stay at HOME, raise our children, guide the house while our husbands go out work. We can sell things we make from home, but are NOT called to get a job that takes us away from our home.
  • Js - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Deborah was a judge in the bible and Esther was a queen in the should work for women only be for those with a big assignment? A virtuous woman is not just found in's a woman who is obedient to the voice of the Lord and staying true to who she is in the Lord. Women helped in Pauls ministry in the new testament as well...God has definitely given women assignments in life
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 31
    Hi Claire, do you know any scripture references that say God wants women staying 'home'? Do you think Mary and Joseph were sinning by having Jesus while travelling and not at a home?

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