Proverbs 31 contains proverbs from King Lemuel, which were taught to him by his mother. Wisdom impacts all areas of life, including leadership, justice, and marriage. First, those in leadership should refrain from alcoholic beverages because it can pervert their ability to lead. Second, godly leaders need to stand up for the oppressed and seek justice, defending the cause of those in need. Finally, we see that wisdom is required when finding a wife. She should be a woman who is wise, fears the Lord, and exhibits much of what we see throughout Proverbs.
We need God’s wisdom in every area of our lives. It is only with God’s wisdom that we can have the knowledge we need to apply all we see in the book of Proverbs. And when we are looking for a spouse, we need to find someone who also displays those same qualities and reverence for God. When we do, our lives will be blessed. But, ultimately, we must use the wisdom we receive to do good, which pleases the Lord.
Does your life embody what King Lemuel’s mother taught him?