(Pro 31:1 KJV) The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
I find it interesting that this chapter in Proverbs comes from a woman. One of the issues that we face today involves the place of women in society. I come from a denomination that has always ordained women to preach. Last week I attended a large church that would call that heretical. Here we see a clear statement that a woman, although she did not do the writing, is the source of a chapter in the Bible. If you do a word search on “prophetess” you will find a number of places that women served in this role both in the OT and NT. One of the judges was a woman.
This content is “taught” (3256) to this king by his mother. This should give reinforcement to the place of women in influencing the next generation and the impact they have on society.