“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” – Proverbs 31:10
The word virtuous means: chaste or pure. You may be thinking … what is a virtuous woman? Well, the virtuous woman is very rare. She does not seek favor of men and women by her good looks, trendy clothes or popularity. Her spirit of selflessness and chastity is prevalent.
Are you preparing to be a virtuous woman? Being pretty, wearing nice clothes and being popular isn’t necessarily bad, but that should not be what people think of when they see you!
- In verses 13-19, 22, 24, 27, the virtuous woman demonstrates the value of hard work or working with her hands. What kind of work did she do? Sewing, cooking, planting, weaving, buying/selling and yes … keeping her body in shape.
- In verses 12, 15, 20, 26-27, she provides the needs for others before her own. She provided for her family (husband and children), servants, the poor and needy … and lastly herself.
- In verses 16, 18, 21-22, 24, the virtuous woman showed confidence in her judgment, her work and her own appearance. (Note: the virtuous woman was not prideful in her skills, yet neither did she shrink from lack of confidence in what talents she did have. She did not hide under the facade of what some call “humility” but was assured of her God given abilities and judgment.)
- In verses 11, 23,25, 28-29, 30-31, we see the results or outcome of the virtuous woman’s character