Many have been known to liken many women to the proverbs 31 woman in the bible, they have been known to compare the women who must become wives and even sometimes girlfriends to this chapter in the bible which undeniably, describes the characteristics of an ideal woman.
Many men have sought and found wives without the instructions given in the book of proverbs chapter 31 and for those like that, they have considered themselves to be gods who know what it is a woman must possess. They have considered themselves to be ‘god’ thinking men who know the qualities or more of a woman written in proverbs 31 and what it is, a wife material must have.
Many relationships, which experience nagging and un submissive wives and girlfriends, lay blames on women who never play their parts well, signifying that women, not men have the major work to do without confirming that in many ways than one, both parties share responsibilities on what could make a relationship/marriage work.
The book of Proverbs chapter 31 tells an inspiring poem/letter in which a mother advises her son (king Lemuel) about what kind of woman he needs in his life. She tells him all about a woman’s quality and tells him that a good woman cannot be bought (pr 31:10), she says a woman brings confidence to her man(pr 31:11), she brings him good (pr 31:12), she is hard working (pr 31: 13-16), she is not a liability (pr 31:18), she cares for the needy (pr 31:20), she is motherly (pr 31:21-22), because of her, people respect her husband (pr 31:23), she is business oriented (pr 31:24-25), she speaks wisely (pr 31: 26), she is never idle (pr 31:27), and lastly she says, she fears God (pr 31:30).
It is easy for anyone/man who has read these verses, to judge a woman and say if she never has all these qualities or if she lacks any of them, she is never fit for a wife/girlfriend, however, many have skipped and forgotten to read and expatiate on some chapters and some attributes which undeniably, refers to the man.
King Lemuel like every man was given the above instruction by his mother, he had become a king and was to choose a wife. She had taught him the vices of becoming a great man and just like her advice about a woman, she had also given her advice about a man- which sadly many never studied.
She had started by warning him about his strength which he must never spend on a woman who would ruin his life(pr 31:3), she warned him that a honorable man, a king which most women call their men must never drink to forget himself or his words, she advises him to speak out for those who can’t (pr 31: 8) and to speak out for the poor and needy(care) (pr 31:9) lastly she says praise your woman (pr 31:28).
Little wonder many men do not speak of the proverbs 31 man, they too are rare but with the above verses, it is obvious to say that it is not only a woman that should be called a proverbs 31 woman, but also a man who should be likened to the very chapter in the bible where many men draw instructions on what kind of woman to hold and cherish.
If or not you know about the instructions in proverbs 31, it is obvious that you know what you want in a partner and it is wise that each and every individual come to the realization that what one gives in a relationship, helps the other in their service to the other. Don’t just look for the proverbs 31 woman, be the proverbs 31 man.