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PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Proverbs 31

**NOTE: This post is the first of a two-part series. This one is for the girls, but if you’re a guy, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a girl of God should act.**


The ‘Proverbs 31 girl’…I don’t think I’ve ever heard that term until I joined Twitter’s vast Christian Anon community.

Everywhere I looked, I saw comments such as these from girls:

“I want to be a Proverbs 31 girl!”

“Trying to be the girl I was created to be. #Proverbs31” 

“I thought I was grown up enough, but looks like I have more growing to do. #Proverbs31Girl”

Or comments such as these from the guys:

“Waiting on my Proverbs 31 girl. Let’s hope God reveals her soon.” 

“If you call yourself a true gentleman, you should be looking for a Proverbs 31 girl! Let’s go boys!”

“There is no girl more attractive than a Proverbs 31 girl.”

Eventually, I opened my Bible to see what exactly all this commotion was about…and I’m really, REALLY glad I did! It’s basically a description of what all Christian girls should strive to become, in their process of growing closer to Christ. 

Proverbs 31

Here’s some of the verses from the Book of Proverbs, Chapter 31 (underlined and italicized,) along with some explanations:

“(16) She picks out a field and acquires it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She is wise with her money, and disciplined in her spending. Basically, she buys things that will benefit her later on, and is careful not to waste/lose her money.

(17) She girds herself with strength; she exerts her arms with vigor. 

This girl is ready and prepared for whatever comes her way, both physically and spiritually! She is also willing to work hard.

(18) She enjoys the profit from her dealings; her lamp is never extinguished at night.

She is very productive in all that she does, and because of this, she also prospers in all that she does, whether at school, at home, at work, etc.

(20) She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy. 

Not only does she work hard, but she is generous and compassionate towards all.

(22) She makes her own coverlets; fine linen and purple are her clothing.

She dresses in a modest way.

(25) She is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs at the days to come. 

She is spiritually strong, and she’s confident in her God and herself. The future doesn’t worry her, because she knows it’s in His hands.

(26) She opens her mouth in wisdom; kindly instruction is on her tongue. 

She is good at being honest, and she gives good advice. She is always ready to encourage others.

(30) Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

She knows that her true worth isn’t found in how ‘charming’ or  ‘pretty’ others judge her to be; it’s found in how well she serves Christ, others, and herself. 

As a final message: Girls, strive to fit this image of a Godly woman, and your inner light will shine even brighter! It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.
Guys, look for a girl such as described in this post when dating. A Proverbs 31 girl will make the best girlfriend, and, (if it’s God’s plan,) wife.


6 Responses to “Brightening Your Inner Light: Proverbs 31”

  • Cassie says:

    I love this. I had never heard of this until now. What a great way to remind myself to live out my full potential as a child of God. 🙂

  • Father Reed says:

    Important note: Alexis tries very hard to live these words and by the grace of God accomplishes it! I know, because I’m her Confirmation sponsor.

  • MaryAnn says:

    I really enjoyed this post. It send a really clear and beautiful image of how a girl should act, which is not always clear in society today. Thank you so much for this!

    • Alexis Grace says:

      @MaryAnn: Thank you for the comment and support! I agree…it is becoming increasingly hard to know how we are supposed to act in society. There is so much confusion and so many false ideals out there, and it’s concerning to see them catch today’s youth, girls and boys alike. That’s why I started this blog. It’s my hope that through Just Shine On, those who are confused find their way to the path of righteousness again, and those who are already on that path find encouragement, and spread that to others. 🙂 Thanks again for visiting my blog! God bless! ~Alexis Grace/Just Shine On

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