Proverbs 31 Devotional Commentary

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Proverbs 31:10

Following the godly advice from his mother of the dangers of wayward women and strong drink, and her reminder of his responsibilities to champion the cause of justice and commit his ways to the Lord, we discover king Lemuel (which means devoted to God) offering grateful praise for the wisdom and virtue his mother. It is a famous passage of Scripture that all women of God would be pleased to emulate.

He starts his praise of godly

Proverbs 31:25

There are many fine qualities to be found in a virtuous woman, or in a righteous man, and being clothed in strength and excellence, dignity and honour is a beautiful way to describe the person that trusts in the Lord and reverences His holy name. In Proverbs, we read that, "the virtuous woman is clothed in strength and dignity and she smiles at the future."

So often, in the Word of God, the believer is read more...

Proverbs 31:28

There are many qualities that characterise a virtuous woman or a godly man. David, the shepherd king of Israel, was described as a mighty and virtuous man, a man of battle, intelligent in word – and Jehovah was with him.

Ruth, the grandmother of David, was known as a virtuous woman in Bethlehem, and the good seed in the parable of the sower, is identified as one who, having heard the Word of God, holds fast to it in a just, noble, and virtuous manner, read more...

Proverbs 31:30

The last section of Proverbs is frequently quoted because it contains a beautiful description of a godly woman, who is worthy of high praise - both from her close family as well as those that are acquainted with her.

King Lemuel, who is not mentioned elsewhere in Scripture, wrote this final chapter, but like Solomon's wise advice to his children, Lemuel warned his sons of the dangers of strong drink, and the destructive nature of read more...