Proverbs 31 captures the words of a mother contemplating a wife for her son. If the king’s mother had been writing her oracle today, it may have sounded something like this:
Where do I begin my son to describe the kind of young woman I am hoping for as your wife? First, know that she will be a complement to who you are. She should never take the place of your relationship with God. As you both grow in relationship with God, you will grow closer together.
You will be able to trust her with your heart and hold nothing good back. She will need to be a hard worker, willing to get her hands dirty. Money may be tight at times, so she will need to clip coupons, shop sales papers, and be at home whether in Macy’s or at Wal-Mart.
I pray she will be blessed with the gift of hospitality and make your home and table a place where all feel welcome. May she have eyes that see the needs of those around her, and may she have the capability to meet them.
I hope she will have a deep love for you and the children God will bless you with. May you work together to raise your children after God’s own heart.
I am sure her beauty will be a drawing card, but know that through the years outer beauty may fade, but the inner beauty will get deeper and richer as she grows in her relationship with the Lord. As she opens her mouth, wisdom will pour forth and you will be proud, my son.
Carefully search for this gift, my son, and don’t settle for the world’s cheap imitation. She is worth waiting for.