Have you ever read Proverbs 31:10-31? It describes a good woman- a woman who does good things, is a good person, manages her household well. Many women strive to be like the woman described in these verses.

Proverbs 31:30 says this: Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

What does that even mean? Let's break it down together. Charm means "the quality of being attractive or pleasing". And the word vain isn't one we use much, but it means "conceited or proud". So to say that charm is deceitful and beauty vain, the writer of Proverbs was reminding us that outward beauty is not something we should place a lot of value on!

In this world, that is not the easiest thing to do! It's so easy to get caught up in how we look, the make up we wear, how we get our hair done, or where we buy our clothes. But God is telling us: Don't worry about such things!

We should try to look nice, but we don't have to attach our self-worth to how much money we spend on clothes or how long it takes to do our hair! Let's read the next line of that verse to learn where our true worth comes from.

"A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."

Because of God's great love for us, we have worth! When we put God first in our lives and give him the respect he deserves (that what "fear' means here), we know why we are important! It's not because we spent $100 on a new pair of shoes! It's because God loves us. And because he loves us, we are able to live our lives in a way that glorify God. And that's praise-worthy!

Now take out your Bibles and read Proverbs 31:10-31. Let me know what you think!

Your Sister in Christ, Christine