Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceptive, and beauty if fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

There are few things which last longer than life itself, but our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ does, along with God and the Holy Spirit. We can show so much charm, we can hide our facade of who we really are for only so long, but eventually weaknesses show through, the cover or armour gets chipped, corners get broken. The beauty we have with youth matures and changes with age – some for the better as they get older, and others look rather weathered and worse off.

If a man chooses to marry a woman based simply on her charm and her good looks, he stands to be disappointed some time later – sometimes much sooner than later. I believe that’s why marrying in haste can be disastrous. And if one marries purely for the sake of passion and lust, it will not be long-lasting. Many get married mistaking these feelings for love. It takes time to get to know the real person underneath, and to understand how that person is made up. But, if the woman is someone who fears and loves the Lord with all her heart, then the man who is set on marrying her stands to benefit from a jewel in his life – someone who is worth far more than rubies, as verse 10 in this book tells us. The beauty within goes far deeper than skin, looks and charm, and the heart of this woman is something to be valued and respected, and fully appreciated.  More than that, the man can trust and know that she hears from the Lord and will respect and love her husband as God intended.

Blessed is the man who seeks and marries a woman who understands Proverbs 31 and who seeks to be the best she can be.

4 Responses to “Proverbs 31:30”

  1. Katie Irwin Says:

    This is my life verse It really tells you allot about how god wants you to live your life as a woman….

  2. Imani Adam Says:

    Helo, i’m so excited by the message ful of encouagement and wisdom, God bless you so much.I’m 25 yrs youth, i’m not yet married, but i’m seeking God to give me a wife from him.Despite many girl-friends I have, i face difficultness in knowing which is my perfect match to marry.Time has gone and i’m a grown up man, i highly need a woman to marry in the near future.Therefore i do believe through your teachings i will gain a lot on how to go about in getting a truely woman to marry.Thanks

  3. Carlana Charles Says:

    This scripture is so deep. As someone getting married in the next couple of months I’ve been praying and seeking God’s help to be the woman and wife He would want me to be. A sister at my Church has told me that she sees so much of this woman in me but I want to see her for myself. As such, I’ve been studying the Proverbs 31 woman for the past 3 months and reading a few books as well. I really want to have a marriage that is different. How interesting, as I type this the host of ‘Say Yes’ on the Church Channel has just made mention of the Proverbs 31 woman.

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