Proverbs 31:1 (NRSV) –>Taught by his mother. Be extraordinarily careful not to disregard real wisdom simply because you think everything has to come from a man.
Proverbs 31:3-4 (NRSV) –>Not for kings to drink or chase women…can you imagine what she would say to Congress?
Proverbs 31:6-7 (NRSV) –>This is not to suggest a government program to hand out liquor to the poor. Just to point out that for the king, he has no reason to forget, so no reason to drink.
Proverbs 31:8 (NRSV) –>This is one of the primary Biblical justifications for political action, especially on behalf of the unborn.
Proverbs 31:10 (NRSV) –>Some Biblical scholars draw a line between verse 9 and verse 10, and say this starts a separate segment after the oracle of King Lemuel’s Mother. Why? Who better to tell a man what kind of wife to seek than a wise mom?
Proverbs 31:27 (NRSV) –>There is a point of needed rest. Then, there’s a point of idleness. Where are you?