SO WHAT: REFLECT ON THE TEXT:
1. An Excellent Woman
The calling upon every woman’s life is to one of excellence in the Lord. To the married woman, be a faithful spouse. To the businesswoman, be a reliable partner or boss at work. To the friend, be a trustworthy confidante in conversation. To those in need, be a grace-filled servant who extends a helping hand. Be a woman of noble character.
NOW WHAT: RESPOND TO THE TEXT:
The words “who can find” in v. 10 communicate difficulty, but not impossibility. It has a similar ring to Jesus’ teaching about the way to eternal life in Matthew 7:14 — “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Choose the narrow road. Pursue the One who fulfills all wisdom — Jesus Christ — rather than to find satisfaction in the fleeting follies of this world.
If we count our blessings for the wives and for the mothers that we have, let us make sure to affirm them privately as well as to praise them publicly.