Intimidating as Proverbs 31:10-31 is, describing the Woman Who Never Sleeps, we dove in with determination on Tuesday morning, armed with bananas and coffee cake.
We compared Colossians 3 and Proverbs 31, recognizing similar themes and exhortations–realizing that this Proverbs 31 Woman is not an actual woman who lived, but perhaps an explication of Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Noting that Scripture is meant to be read with lots of layers–we mused about spiritual meanings for our Proverbs passage. Maybe “snow” in verse 21 referred to more than low temperatures–perhaps it could also teach us something about frigid, dark moments of our lives and the promise God makes to us, that we need not shake in those moments.
Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 here at the beginning of 2014, we wondered what sorts of resolutions the Holy Spirit might hold for us in the verses. We committed to reading the short passage slowly and intentionally a few times over this week, musing what we might be called to consider in our relationship with God in the coming year.