“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25
Strong. It’s a word I always think of when I think about my mom. Her strength was evident by the way she handled life, death and all things in between. She wasn’t perfect, but she was strong.
The strength we see described in the Proverbs 31 woman is much more about her character than it is about her physical strength. It’s demonstrated well when a woman strengthens her arms, it’s demonstrated best when a woman strengthens her heart.
Strength is a beautiful thing when worn with dignity and when a woman is strong, she’s an ornament of grace.
Proverbs 31:25 not only unveils the strength of the illusive Mrs. P31, but it also reveals her confidence as well. Because she is strong, she is confident. Because she is confident, she is strong.
Strength doesn’t mean she is immune to the difficulties of this life – it means she’s confident enough to walk through them with grace.
And while readers of the Word have had the privilege of seeing the strength of Mrs. P31 on display throughout the centuries, we know that the strength which flowed so freely from her life found its wellsprings in her reverential fear of the Lord.
As we ponder the path of the strong Mrs. P31, let’s remember each footprint she left was graciously laced with dignity.
- Morally Upright
STRENGTH IS NOT…
I’m so glad my mom left a legacy of strength and dignity. I long to leave the same.
How about you? What kind of legacy are leaving? Is it one of strength? Is it one of dignity? The fact that she is clothed with strength and dignity begs the question…What are we wearing?
Today, as you consider the strength of the Proverbs 31 woman, will you examine your own strength through the lens of her life?