002 The Problem with Proverbs 31 – Part 2

The Problem with Proverbs 31…Part 2

Where should we look for examples of how to be a Godly woman/wife/mother?

    (Spoiler alert – the WHOLE Bible)

 

Old Testament ladies:

  • Eve (Genesis Chapter 3): Chosen to bear life – she was the mother of all life but also responsible for the fall (Very interesting that God chose her to bring forth life knowing that she would break his command and that woman would be required for the saving of man later)

  • Ruth (Ruth Chapter 3): The Hebrew phrase that’s translated “excellent wife” (NASB), “wife of noble character” (NIV), or “virtuous woman” (KJV) in Proverbs [31:10] occurs just one other time in Scripture outside of the book of Proverbs. It’s used to describe Ruth who was a widow with no children and no money and no business and no fancy meals or clothes; She was bold: She also essentially proposed to Boaz coming to him at the night and telling him he needed to follow the law and marry her.

  • Miriam (Exodus 2:1-8): She was brave – she watched Moses in the river; approached the Pharaoh’s daughter; brought her own mother to nurse the baby

  • Daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 27:1-11): The were important to God – received their fathers inheritance of land in the Promised Land; Moses brought their cause before the Lord

  • Deborah (Judges Chapter 4): She was a leader – Judge and prophetess She instructed the men to go to war with the Canaanites, she went with them into battle, but warned that if she went then the war would be won by a woman, specifically Jael (with a tent spike to the head)

  • Rebekah (Genesis Chapter 24): She faithfully followed Gods will – she was chosen for Isaac’s wife after pouring water for a strangers camels; she was given the choice to leave immediately or wait the traditional amount of time and she chose to go in faith

  • Esther (Esther Chapter 4-7): She sacrificed everything – she was an orphan raised by her uncle, she was given to be a concubine of the King and when chosen by the King for his wife she risked her life twice by telling him she was Jewish and asking him to spare her people

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