Day 31: The Proverbs 31 Man

Proverbs 31:1

The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him.


A champion receives a prophecy from his mother.

Proverbs are a man’s book. It is life’s little instruction book for men. The primary source for Proverbs is Solomon, who passes on the wisdom he gained from his father, David. Proverbs 31 takes a turn. It’s Lemuel’s opportunity to share wisdom, but this time it’s the wisdom that his mother taught him.

Jewish and Christian women have claimed Proverbs 31 as the lofty standard for biblical womanhood.

The etymology of Lemuel literally means – a man of God, mighty man, or champion. So, this chapter is for champions!

Listen to a mother’s teaching. Yet, it’s even better. The word for message or teaching actually means prophecy. Lemuel’s mother prophesies to her son the kind of woman that she desires for him. You can hear the command of her voice – the kind of direct language that can only come from a mother. Her advice is worth hearing and obeying.

So, listen up, son. You’re a champion. Here are some things you need to know. Here are warnings that you should hear and hold dear to your heart; they come from a concerned mother. She is speaking spiritually to her son, and we need to listen up.

As you read Proverbs 31, don’t brush it off and think it’s a chapter for a woman and the burden is on them to measure up to an elite standard.

This mother is serious…she’s spiritual… she’s raising a FivestarMan – a champion.


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