By Pastor Brittany
Proverbs 31 is the final verse in this summer journey of wisdom. Now, some of you guys may be thinking, “this is really just for the ladies.” Don’t leave yet. I don’t believe that’s the case. You see, Proverbs 31 has always sort of intimidated me. As if I didn’t have enough moments in life where I feel I come up short as a woman, this ‘woman’ is rubbed in my face as some standard to live up to. I will never be the Proverbs 31 woman. I do well enough to just be Brittany.
Some scholars say that she’s not really a woman at all, but rather a personification of wisdom. If you’ve read the whole book of Proverbs, you’ll realize that wisdom is constantly referred to as “she.” Either way, the Proverbs 31 woman serves as an example of wisdom in action.
There are men and women in the bible who we find ourselves relating to and some of them have one thing in common, they acted in wisdom. They did what God wanted them to do through their own gifts, their own short-comings, their own struggles.
Whether you are a man or a woman, Proverbs 31 serves as a great example of the person we should strive to be and the wisdom we should strive to have. Knowing that I fall short of the Proverbs 31 ‘woman,’ I’m thankful for an example of wisdom to strive to follow and even more thankful that God makes up for my short-comings and helps me in becoming the Brittany He wants me to be and do the things He’s called me to do.