Proverbs 31:30 NIV
What characteristics do you look for in a friend . . . or a spouse? Ask a thousand people and you’ll probably get a thousand answers. As Christians the Bible calls on us to be very particular. Specifically here in Proverbs 31:30 God reminds us that while many characteristics of someone might be attractive, there is one that is most important: fear of the Lord. It doesn’t mean that beauty and charm are bad (they can be), but they don’t have longevity and can vanish quickly. If we base our most important relationships on characteristics that can disappear quickly, we will most certainly be disappointed. Even though this verse addresses the female persuasion, it can and should be applied to all human, both men and women. We should not praise those who are the most beautiful, but those who hold Jesus in high esteem.
Let me direct the question at you: are you one who fears the Lord? Are you one who should be praised because you hold Jesus in high esteem? It’s not just about others, but about us as well.