By Lois Evans
“Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.
– Proverbs 31:29
The feminist movement of the last thirty years has given us a lot of angry and frustrated women who are determined to prove to themselves and everyone else——particularly to men—that they can do anything a man can do and do it better.
This movement’s song of liberation seemed to boast, “I can do it all.” The fact is, though, that modern-day feminists have nothing on the woman of Proverbs 31. She did all of the things modern feminists struggle to do, and she clearly did them right.
But she didn’t do these things out of anger or frustration, or to prove something to herself or to someone else. And it was because she wasn’t a “superwoman” who did not need anyone else. Instead, what we see in Proverbs 31 is a woman who accomplished more than most feminists will ever accomplish yet did so with unswerving devotion to the Lord in the setting of a loving home and family.
The message to women is this: We need liberation but with biblical application. God’s Word gives us true liberty without causing our focus to be sidetracked onto the oppression of women and a fierce competition between the sexes.
With all of the duties and demands that wives and mothers face these days, you may not feel like a queen in your home. But the writer of Proverbs wants you to know that any woman who can meet the daily challenges while keeping her love for God strong deserves the honor paid to a queen (see Prov. 31:10).
Pray About it
A Proverbs 31 woman is rare, but you can be this kind of woman in God’s power. Go for it!