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Proverbs 31 Woman


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This is an encouraging testimony and teaching by Tracy King. The Proverbs 31 woman is insightful for christian women. Tracy is from the First Century Believers ministry in Ohio.

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Proverbs 31 Woman

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  2. 2. Proverbs 31 Woman 1 Table of Contents Proverbs 31 2 Is It Achievable? 4 What Is She All About? 7 Reality Check 9 My Testimony 11 My New Life 15 How to Make the Change 18 Slowly but Surely 21 The Change Begins 23 Mis-Conception 27 The Butterfly Emerges 30
  3. 3. Tracy N. King 2 Proverbs 31:10-31 10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
  4. 4. Proverbs 31 Woman 3 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
  5. 5. Tracy N. King 4 Is It Achievable? What does it mean to be a Proverbs 31 woman and is it even achievable? I suppose you are asking, why do I have to try and reach that bar that is set so high? The problem sometimes is when we see a challenge ahead of us, we think to ourselves, ‘there is no way I can do that, it’s too hard’, and we usually end up throwing in the towel and not even trying. How many times did I do that, I can’t even count. I gave up on anything that seemed too difficult for me…without even trying. I could always find an excuse as to why I didn’t get
  6. 6. Proverbs 31 Woman 5 that job or promotion or why I failed in relationships. What quitting did for me was lower my self-esteem, convince me that I couldn’t do anything and so I didn’t set my standard to high, and because I didn’t set it high, everything in my life became mediocre, but it was easy. But easy isn’t always good. Have you ever heard that ‘you can open doors with just a smile?’- I think women are taught by society from an early age to try and get the things you want by a smile, flirting, or how you look, what you wear or how little you wear. I’m sure in a lot of cases that works, I know it worked for me for a while, but how is that teaching us to do things for ourselves, and to take charge of our lives? Don’t misunderstand me, I am not a feminist by any means, but taking charge of one's life is just being responsible and about personal growth.
  7. 7. Tracy N. King 6 I’m not someone you’ll see standing by a barrel of fire burning my bra, or walking around with pro-choice signs advocating abortion because ‘it’s my body and I can do with it what I please’- My point is, we as women need to rely only on God. He gives each and every one of us what we need to succeed in areas that are most important, spiritual, family, inward and that will spill over into our workplace, our relationships, and in how we look at the world as a whole.
  8. 8. Proverbs 31 Woman 7 What Is She All About? The Proverbs 31 woman embodies strength and dignity as the scripture states. She is a loving Mother and wife. She makes sure her home is in order, her family adores her, and she is respected by them. She gives to the poor, she’s a charitable woman. She has a business and is successful, she’s a wise woman. She doesn’t sit around much and seems to always be on the go. It’s funny because it sounds like the modern day woman to me. I guess the question is how is it working for us? Are we exhausted at the end of the
  9. 9. Tracy N. King 8 day? I wonder sometimes how we can juggle all this. Get up in the morning, take care of the kids, get them breakfast, take them to school or daycare, get to work, work all day, pick up the kids, make dinner, get them to practices or help with homework or just spend time playing with them. Get them ready for bed, have maybe an hour or two to get caught up on dishes, or laundry and maybe, just maybe get a little bit of television time in before bed, but once in bed we are wives to our husbands and when you finally get to sleep it seems just a few hours has gone by before you have to get up and do it all over again. Whew, that tired me out just talking about it.
  10. 10. Proverbs 31 Woman 9 Reality Check Now what we need to realize is the scripture didn’t say she did it all in one day, every day. It never said that when she made her linen garments that she did it every day, hey, it could have been her Monday chore, and Tuesday she may be in town volunteering or giving to the needy. It’s clear that she gets up while it’s still dark and gets her family fed, I’m sure that was something she did daily. My point is, we can’t read something like this scripture without knowing the context and trying to apply it to our lives. What we should
  11. 11. Tracy N. King 10 be doing daily is being the best Mother, Wife, Daughter, Neighbor, Friend and employee/employer we can be. In doing that, trying our best, attempt those obstacles that seem to difficult and feel good about just trying, and you never know, you may surprise yourself. Our heavenly Father has a plan for each and every one of us. Psalm 158:8 says “The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”
  12. 12. Proverbs 31 Woman 11 My Testimony Come visit us at to get the full version
  13. 13. Tracy N. King 12 My New Life Come visit us at to get the full version
  14. 14. Proverbs 31 Woman 13 How to Make the Change Come visit us at to get the full version
  15. 15. Tracy N. King 14 Slowly but Surely Come visit us at to get the full version
  16. 16. Proverbs 31 Woman 15 The Change Begins Come visit us at to get the full version
  17. 17. Tracy N. King 16 Mis-Conception Come visit us at to get the full version
  18. 18. Proverbs 31 Woman 17 The Butterfly Emerges Come visit us at to get the full version
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