Making It Personal by Joan Horner (founder of Premier)
As we continue studying the Proverbs 31 woman, we
read that she rose “before dawn” (verse 15). This
woman had self-discipline and a servant’s heart, which
is one of the marks of a great leader. Not all of us are
morning people, but early morning can be a great time to
plan the day.
She was an executive in every sense. She made real
estate deals, found bargains, and worked hard. Proverbs
31:18 says, “her lights burn late into the night.” One Bible
commentary I read suggested this phrase meant that a
candle was left burning to show that their home was a
place for the needy. Interesting thought. Always ready to
Along with everything else this lady had a firstclass
designer wardrobe. Her garments were regal and
elaborately embroidered. But more important was the
clothing of her heart. She was adorned inside with wisdom.
Those who knew her best praised her for her kindness.
Though this woman is a perfect ideal no one can
completely emulate, we can seek to clothe ourselves with
kindness—a wardrobe that never goes out of fashion.
She is clothed with strength and dignity. . . . When she speaks, her words
are wise, and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions.
Clothed with Kindness
How can I serve my family with kindness this week?