Proverbs 31 Godly Gal (Supplement to Godly Wisdom Prov 4-31) Mother's Day
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Prov 31 Godly Gal Supplement (to Godly Wisdom Pr 4-31 Mother's Day)
A. 1 The words of King Lemuel, the burden which his mother taught* him: 3 Do not give your virtue/strength/epic heroic valor to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Pr 6:20 keep your father's command, and do not forsake the torah/instruction of your mother. *Piel intentional and intensive discipline/chastisement
B. She has obvious, renowned Godly character 10 Who can find a virtuous wife/woman? For her worth is far above rubies.
Ruth 3:11... do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman
C. She's Trustworthy 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no need of spoil (Jdg 5:30; Isa 10:2).
She Consistently does good 12 She repays/does him good (comforts and encourages AMP) and not evil all the days of her life.
D. She has trained herself to submit her will to God's purpose/plan for her life and reproduces her spiritual life in others.
D1. Titus 2:2 older men sophron=saved mind -curbing one's desires/impulses (v3 discreet/self-controlled vs self-gratifying*
D2. 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior befitting holiness, *vs trusting God to meet needs
not slanderers/gossips/false accusers/diabolos, not given to much wine, teachers of good things
D3. 4 that they admonish/restore to senses/right mind/sophronizo the young women to be philos-husband, philos-children (not default)
D4. 5 to be discreet/sophron , venerable/chaste/pure/undefiled, homemakers, good/(brave/capable LS) v10 fidelity,
hupotasso (line up under/submit to) their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed/spoken against.
D5. 6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sophroneo/sober-minded/self-controlled/curb passions (governed by objectives)
D6. 11 For the salvation grace of God has been manifested/appeared to all men,
D7. 12 teaching/schooling us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts/desires,
we should live soundmindedly/sophronos, righteously (Fear of God right in His sight), and godly in the present age,
D8. 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us,
that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
E. She takes initiative to be a willing, diligent, creative, self-denying, other centered worker (self-centered is our default)
13 She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and assigns tasks AMP for her maidservants.
F. She's a wise and strong (perceptive and prepared) steward, she stretches herself and reaches out to those beyond her immediate family
16 She considers/fix thot-purpose a field and buys it; from her profits/fruit of her hands lit. KJV she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. (NIV: sets about her work vigorously)
18 She perceives that her trading is profitable NIV, and her lamp does not go out by night. 19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff/spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. (Getting $ for the purpose of giving Eph 4:28!)
G. Her trust in God and His enabling grace empowers her for success in this life and the next
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength (14:26 f() Fear of Lord; 24:5 wisdom) and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in/laugh at time to come.
H. She has wisdom and a loyal godly lifestyle that she can pass on to others
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the instruction of hesed/faithfulness/kindness.
I. Vigilant and observant she diligently guides those in her life to God's best for them
27 She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
J. Her character reaps the praise of those she disciples and serves (incl God) which far outlasts fading outward worldly fashion
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 Many have done virtuously, you excel them all
30 Charm is a lie/deceitful/disappoints and beauty is vain/vapor/passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.