I am no longer the things of my past...I am the daughter of the Great I AM.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
2 Corithians 6:18
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Proverbs 31 Woman Study Outline

This is the outline I use while studying the Proverbs 31 Woman:

Verses 10 - 12 Her Character - She is virtuous, trustworthy, and committed to doing good.
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

Verses 13 - 19 Her Lifestyle - She fulfills all the traditional household roles performed by women, working hard to care for her family.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.

She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.

She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.

She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.

She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.

She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.

Verses 20 - 21 Her Values - she has a deep concern for the needy as well as for the welfare of her family.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

Verse 22 Her sense of self worth - She thinks enough of herself to enjoy the luxuries her hard work makes possible for her.
She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Verse 23 Her Impact - She is not simply known as her husbands wife: he is also respected as her husband.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.

Verse 24 Her Enterprise - she takes steps to sell any excess produced in her household.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.

Verses 25 - 27 Her Wisdom - She is valued for her wisdom as well as her work.  She is sensitive to what is happening in her household and offers good counsel in a loving way.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Verses 28 - 31 Her Reward - Her reward is the love and praise of her children and her husband, and the knowledge that what she values is pleasing to the Lord.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.