Strong Foundation: The Proverbs 31 woman

Proverbs 31:30 NIV
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Foundations are important, they are not fancy and they take hard work. Without them the building has nothing to rest on. Foundations are not seen but the deeper and stronger they are, then the higher and bigger the building can be.

The Proverbs 31 woman is all that she is because she is a woman of faith who has a deep foundation in God. She can be all that on the outside because on the inside she is a woman who fears the Lord. This is a woman who loves the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul. She has a close relationship with the Lord and thus she was able to know and understand the will of God for her life and she walks in it.

Proverbs 31:26 NIV
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Her lips are filled with wisdom and faithful instruction because her heart is in the right place. The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. You can tell that she is a woman who spends time in the word because of the wisdom that comes out of her mouth. This is a woman who has her priorities straight and she understands that God comes first in her life and she invests her time with the Lord.

To be a Proverbs 31 woman, you must love the Lord whole heartedly because that is the only strong foundation that can carry all the attributes we talk about when we talk about the Proverbs 31 woman. No other foundation can carry all these attributes in someone’s life apart from God Himself.
As the word says, love the Lord your God with all your heart all your mind and all your soul. This is what brings honor and praise to the Proverbs 31 woman.