She allows him to take the lead and she makes him shine! Live with purity and allow God to work in the heart of your husband in His timing.But, the Proverbs 31 husband must be hard working and wise as well or he would not be able to achieve his leadership in the city. I know it’s hard and it hurts but it will hurt you more to focus on his shortcomings and failures than to focus on living a God honoring life yourself.I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any servants, I don’t hold a distaff, and my husband doesn’t sit at the city gate. So what would the Proverbs 31 woman look like today?How can we apply this passage and make it applicable to our generation? I had help from the commentaries at Bible Hub for interpreting some of the historical context.Who can really claim to be a true Proverbs 31 woman?
Those who are grown up, should often call to mind the good teaching they received when children.(Read Proverbs -31) This is the description of a virtuous woman of those days, but the general outlines equally suit every age and nation. She applies herself to the business proper for her, to women's business. She looks well to the ways of her household, that she may oblige all to do their duty to God and one another, as well as to her. She is intent upon giving as upon getting, and does it freely and cheerfully. She is discreet and obliging; every word she says, shows she governs herself by the rules of wisdom.She is very careful to recommend herself to her husband's esteem and affection, to know his mind, and is willing that he rule over her. She can be trusted, and he will leave such a wife to manage for him. And she makes it her constant business to do him good. She is one that takes pains in her duties, and takes pleasure in them. She does what she does, with all her power, and trifles not. She makes what she does turn to good account by prudent management. She not only takes prudent measures herself, but gives prudent advice to others.All in authority should be more carefully temperate even than other men; and should be protectors of those who are unable or afraid to plead their own cause.Our blessed Lord did not decline the bitterest dregs of the cup of sorrow put into his hands; but he puts the cup of consolation into the hands of his people, and causes those to rejoice who are in the deepest distress.