Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers.
It takes a Proverbs 1-30 man to have a Proverbs 31 woman.
Proverbs 31 has been promoted to women as the model of a godly wife and mother. She is described in such admirable qualities that she is certainly an attractive person. Any man would want to be married to this kind of woman — some of us believe that we are.
However, let me also point out that Proverbs is a book written from a man to a man. So, the Proverbs 31 woman is married to a Proverbs 1-31 man. He is a man of wisdom. He is a faithful man and hard working. He is the kind of man who not only attracts a Proverbs 31 woman, but is also a kind of man who cultivates her remarkable gifts and draws upon them.
So, before we read this Proverb and measure our wives in comparison to her, let’s measure ourselves from the previous thirty chapters. Are we living up to the standard of authentic manhood, which our advisor teaches?
Be the kind of man who attracts this kind of woman.