She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
The “she” is a woman of noble character, or in better terms a Godly woman. And in even better terms, the ideal woman.
If a Godly woman is clothed in strength AND dignity, what does she look like? Hey, we’ll go even furthur than two simple words. Definitions!
Strength: moral power, firmness, or courage
Dignity: bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
A woman of strength has moral power and courage, she is guarded and she is firm in her faith.
A woman of dignity has self-respect. She filters what comes out of her mouth. She dresses modestly. She has a guard up, and doesn’t take it down. She has confidence, but is not prideful. She has a good head on her shoulders. People respect her.
“She can laugh at the days to come.” When you laugh, are you stressed? Are you worried? Are you scared? Are you sad? Are you mad? Are you filled with anger? Are you doubtful? …Nope. When it says she can laugh at the days to come, it means she’s carefree and isn’t worried about a thing. She has faith in the days to come. She knows the Lord will always take care of her, and she knows that she has not a thing to worry about, and that the Lord always provides.
C.S. Lewis once said,
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
The things ahead are far, far better than anything we’ve experienced yet. The Lord has a way of comforting us, and He has a purpose for us through every situation, even through the most aggrivating, the most scariest, the most difficult of all situations.. He is there and guiding our every step if you acknowledge Him. (says Psalm 3:6)
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Wisdom: knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
Faithful: reliable, trusted, or believed.
A woman that speaks with wisdom speaks what is true, what the Bible says to be true. She has discernment of what is from the Lord and what is of the world.
A woman that has faithful instruction on her tounge can be trusted, can be relied on, and can always be believed. Meaning she is an honest woman.
This is the kind of woman I hope to be, and I pray that is your hope, too. Uuuuuh.. If you’re a woman, of course. ;)
BUT if you’re a man, this is the kind of woman you should look for..
Until next time,