Prophetic Thursday: Thirty-One Copycats

Welcome to Prophetic Thursday here at the blog.  Every Thursday I will peer down the pike and try to give you a heads up on what to expect within Christianity in the near and not so near future. To see the last 2 posts in this series click Here and Here.

Thirty-One Copycats

“I’m going to a Thirty-One party.”  Have you ever heard anyone say this? This statement doesn’t mean that the person is going to a party for 31-year-olds or that it will only last one minute over half an hour. It means that the person is going to a party where “stylish purses, accessories and products that help organize the lives of busy women and their families” will be on display and sold.

It seems that part of the reason for the the popularity of Thirty-One  products is that the name of the company comes from Proverbs 31, a beloved passage that describes a virtuous woman.  I know of very few Christian women who don’t own a Thirty-One purse or who haven’t been to a Thirty-One party.

Given the success of this company it is only a matter of time before copycats start showing up.  Here are a six Proverbs inspired companies that you can expect to see in the coming years:

1.  Proverbs 21:19 Camping Equipment.  Because it is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and angry woman.

2.  Proverbs 29:18 Eyewear. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Talk about a hard sell–see better or people die.

3.  Proverbs 24:13 Honey. The Bible says to eat honey “because it is good.”  Winnie the Pooh gives his approval.

4.  Proverbs 27:27 Goat Milk.  Your whole family will enjoy it–even your maids.

5.  Proverbs 28:19 Tractors.  Especially if you like bread. A lot of bread.

6.  Proverbs 23:13 Rods.  Guaranteed to hurt the person you beat–but not kill him.

I realize that none of these may ever reach the level of success that Thirty-One is now having. I realize that some of them aren’t even good ideas.

But I think that at least one of them has a shot at really hitting it big.

And when it happens remember that you heard it here first.

(What other Proverbs inspired products/services can you come up with?  What about products/services inspired by verses found in other books of the Bible? Have some fun and share away!)


43 thoughts on “Prophetic Thursday: Thirty-One Copycats

  1. On those cold winter nights, nothing’s better at keeping you warm and toasty than a Proberbs 7:17 “Myrrh” Bed–because sleeping in it will take you to Sheol.

  2. Proverbs 13:25 Food- fills the righteous but makes the wicked miserable. (Certainly could help one judge another better).

    Proverbs 12:19 Lips- Tell the truth you keep your lips. Tell a lie and your tongue curls up and dies or falls out.

    Proverbs 5 Adultery Sensor- No explanation needed.

  3. I had never heard of 31 products. But then, I’m not a woman, so maybe I can get a pass on that. 😉

    I love the camping equipment idea! But I have a question. If a man buy’s the Proverbs 21:19 camping equipment, and his wife reads the verse, if he’s wearing Proverbs 29:18 glasses will she be prevented from killing him?

  4. Proverbs 27:14: Noise Isolation Headphones: “He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.”

    Proverbs 31:6: Depression Winery: “Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart.

    • Make that John 11:35 Handkerchiefs and Facial Tissues, so Kleenex doesn’t sue me for copyright violation. :>

        • I used to get Writer’s Digest magazine back in the day, and Kleenex was one of several companies that took out ads in the front reminding writers not to use their brand names as common words. Technically, they ask writers to say “Kleenex brand facial tissues.” Hand me a tissue is less unwieldly though.

  5. Proverbs 12:1 The stupid stick Beat your children with it or they will be stupid.

    I’ve never heard of the 31 gifts thingy. Although I am 31 and I should get a cut of sales for the remainder of the year.

  6. I’ve never heard of the 31 products, nor do I own any (kind of hard to own something you don’t know exists). But then, I’m also not a Proverbs 31 woman. I’m not married…and doesn’t look like any chance of that happening any time soon, if at all :o(.

  7. I’d never heard of Thirty-One, but I tend to be out of the loop. I love that the site is thirty-one *gifts* – because no godly woman would buy a purse for herself 🙂

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