This week’s word art comes from Proverbs 31. Most Christian women are familiar with this passage, as it is often studied to see what kind of woman God desires for us to be. My favorite verse from this passage is verse 25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
Many women are concerned with outward appearances. Any woman reading this will agree. Over the span of our life, we will spend a fortune on clothing, make-up, hair care products, weight loss regimes, trips to the nail salon, and more. While those things are nice, are they necessary to please God? Absolutely not.
Inside the Proverbs 31 Woman’s Closet
In the midst of all the attributes listed in Proverbs 31 is a brief glimpse into the closet of a Proverbs 31 woman. Do we find the latest fashion trend? No. Do we see 30 pairs of shoes? No. Instead, we see that she is clothed in strength and dignity. To clothe yourself means to surround yourself with something…like a cloak. So, this woman is surrounded by dignity, meaning she honors the Lord with her actions. Her dress, her words, who she hangs out with, how she treats her spouse and children…all of these are done in a way to bring glory to God. Yet, she is strong. After all, she is a woman. She would have to be strong. But her strength doesn’t come from herself; instead, this woman relies on God to get her through the day.
This is my favorite part of the verse. Laughing with no fear of what the future will hold. That’s a tough thing to achieve. A lot of women are natural worriers. If you are female and you do not worry, then I applaud you. As for me, I fit that stereotype perfectly. I find myself often worried about what will happen next. Instead, God has commanded me to give my anxieties to Him and let Him deal with the future.
Want to watch me sketch?
So many people tell me they love watching me sketch and illustrate. So, I decided to film it for you. I realized after filming that I wasn’t always in the frame. I also forgot to take the vintage filter off the camera. Therefore, the quality of the video isn’t what I would like to present. However, I really like how the piece turned out, so I salvaged some of the footage and put it on YouTube. I hope you enjoy.
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Do you have a favorite verse you would like to see illustrated? If so, leave a comment below.