Form Vs. Function 2:Proverbs 31

Greetings, brothers and sisters in Torah. Hope all is well with you during this time of testing. Abba’s mercy is fulfilled in this last hour by allowing us to study and understand his word. So, I have received a request to elaborate more on form and function. This study is geared more towards women, but men of course can benefit by assisting the women in their lives. What better way to understand the proper function of a women in Torah, but to reference the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31. This study will be split in to several parts, so let’s get started with the first part. 

Part 1: 1-9, Verse 1: In the very first verses we see a mother teaching her son. So the first function of a woman is being a mother. Now I know what you are thinking, “some women can not bear children”. Well, the writer tells us one of the most important functions of a mother. The writer says these are the things his mother taught him. In Hebrew, the word for teaching is,”yasar”. Yasar is a verb, and it means to discipline, chasten, or correct. The mother is the child’s first teacher, which makes sense because the child spends the most of their time with the mother usually. I say,”usually”, because I know this situation is not realistic to every family. I know for several years it wasn’t the case for my life, but I am a firm believer of happiness in simplicity and Torah brings us back to the basics. The first time you tell your child , “no”, you are disciplining them. As the father uses his Torah to protect us as a form of discipline. In today’s society, most women frown upon the concept of being wives and mothers. Thinking that it is a thankless role and oppressive. Psalms 127:3 tells us that children are a reward from Yah. The responsibility of grooming the next generation is a gift and should not be taken lightly. Yah has entrusted us to do this wisely. Paul also tells us that the woman will be saved though child bearing, (1 Tim. 2:15). But it really should say, child rearing, because any mammal can bear children, but it takes a special woman to properly rear them. Through out verses 4-9, the mother is chastising her son and telling him how to do his job ( as king). To be continued….       Suggested Reading:Proverbs 31, Psalms 127:3-5, 1 Tim. 2:15

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Who is" Ms Torah Tassels"? I am a wife and a mother of two. I am 33 years old, and I have been on my spiritual journey for three and a half years. I am by no way a teacher. I am still someone learning myself., but I wanted to write this blog to do my part in spreading the 'good news'. I want to be as transparent as possible and share my continuous journey with other believers as well as those coming into the faith. I want to testify to the holy spirit's transforming powers through the obedience of Torah. My husband and I started this blog to encourage our brothers and sisters in the faith to have courage and faith in the process. The refinement does not happen overnight, but trust me in time it will change you for the better. I am amazed to see this new person in the mirror that looks like me but certainly doesn't act like me. And the crazy thing about it is that this is not the finally product, there is still work to be done. I am a regular person with regular flaws and fear alike, and I struggle with doubts like any other human being. In this blog I with share options along with thoughts on everyday life in my perspective. I will share some topics that will be disagreed by some and others may cause offense. I encourage content to be taking with a grain of salt. I look forward to talking with people of like mindedness. Shalom

2 Replies to “Form Vs. Function 2:Proverbs 31”

  1. Amein! As mothers we have to teach our kids the Torah but first we have to right the Torah in our hearts in oder to apply it to our lives daily. This was encouraging to read. Sometimes it is easier said than done but through prayer and supplication, making our needs known to him. He strengthens us and give us wisdom.
    Thank You for this read. HalleluYah!

  2. This was short and sweet and blessed thank you! I look forward to more as I am new here and truly strive to be that Proverbs 31 woman

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