The Law of Influence Part 5

A Woman of Influence – Proverbs 31:10-31

Proverbs 31 no doubt gets more airtime on Mother’s Day than any other passages of Scripture. The majority of the proverb describes a virtuous woman who leads her home with integrity, discipline, and giftedness. This wife and mother is a leader not because she tries to be one, but because of who she is.

Her Assets

  1. She is trustworthy (v. 11).
  2. She is a positive influence (v. 12).
  3. She is a hard worker (vv. 13, 14, 19, 14-27).
  4. She is a planner (vv. 21, 22).
  5. She is protective (v. 27).

Her Achievements

  1. She meets the needs of her home v. 15).
  2. She invests for her household (v 16).
  3. She keeps herself in shape (v .17).
  4. She helps her husband become successful (v. 23).

Her Attitudes

  1. Delightful (v. 13)
  2. Healthy (v 18)
  3. Compassionate (v. 20)
  4. Unselfish (v. 20)
  5. Public (v. 25)

Her Applause

  1. From her family (v. 28)
  2. From her husband (vv. 28, 29)
  3. From God’s Word (v. 30)
  4. From her works (v. 31)

Can’t Force Action – Ezekiel 14:12-14

Even the best leaders cannot force followers to act. God says even three of His choice servants—Noah, Daniel, and Job—could not save rebellious Judah. All three were full of integrity, character, and discipline, totally competent and responsible to do the right thing. Yet God says even they could save only themselves.

Join me next time for The Law of Influence Part 6.