Proverbs 31:28-29

Her children stand and bless her.  Her husband praises her; “There are many virtuous women in the world, but you surpass them all.”

Dear wife,

You are worthy of praise. 

I want you to read that again.  You are worthy of praise.

Perhaps the first few times, or even every time, you have read Proverbs 31 you felt much like I did, unworthy and inadequate.  Perhaps you felt you might never measure up to the wife God is calling you to become.  I hope as we have spent the last 10 weeks breaking down the scripture that describes a “Wife of Noble Character” that you have started to recognize those qualities within you.  The woman who serves her husband and household, who works hard at all she does, who speaks with kindness and leads with love.  I hope you recognize that by seeking God in your role as a wife and by placing Him at the center of your marriage, you are exactly who Proverbs 31 is describing.

It took me some time to see myself as a Proverbs 31 wife.  Honestly, it is still taking time.  There are days I still feel I don’t quite measure up.  There are certainly days I don’t feel worthy of praise, and even days I don’t deserve it.  But God reminds me of His grace when He reminds me in His word that I am worthy.  I am worthy because I am His.  And so are you.

Your husband sees that you surpass all the other women, even the most virtuous ones, and that is why he married you.  God created you to be the perfect match for your husband.  He created you with purpose, and this is one of them.  To be the best version of your husband’s wife you can be.  To let God lead you into that and to allow Him to grow you each day in how you serve and love.  The woman who welcomes the Lord is the woman who should be praised.  You are worthy of praise.

Remember that whenever you take a dive back into the scripture that teaches you how to become that wife of noble character you so desire to be.  Remember that on the hard days in marriage when the devil whispers words like “failure” and “defeat” in your ear.  Remember that when you see another wife running her own race well.  You are worthy of praise.

This scripture is simple and direct.  It does not need much explanation.  God truly just wants you to know that you are worthy of praise.

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