Dec. 14. A Mother’s Wisdom

Prov. 31:1-31

King Lemuel is another person who is unknown to us except as he was introduced at the beginning of this dissertation. There are two women who are greatly influential in the lives of most great men. The first of those is his mother. Lemuel shared the wisdom that he had received from his mother’s teaching. She had advised him to avoid women and strong drink. One doesn’t need to look far in order to see prominent men who have been destroyed by the unwise use of either or both of those in their lives.

The second woman of greatness to a man is his wife. One of the more popular Scriptures in the entire Bible is the description of the “virtuous wife” recorded at the close of Proverbs. The virtuous wife and mother sets proper examples as she fulfills God’s purpose in her life. She is priceless, trustworthy, industrious, energetic, resourceful, caring, supporting, strong, wise, kind, respected, godly and ultimately praised. “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”