The Virtous Wife 

Who can find a virtous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up & call her blessed; Her husband also, an he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.              Proverbs 31:10-31
I don’t know about you guys, but these are some powerful and beautiful words! I will be the first to admit that I am far from being a Proverbs 31 woman, but it is my desire & I will strive to be as kind, hard working, gracious & as loving as she is. She definitely is my role model!
In today’s society we have a lot of role models. The problem is that 99% of them are not the right role models to have. Most are driven by money & power not being kind & helping others. We have turned away from what we were founded on. That’s Jesus! If we turn back to Him then we can change our hearts & become just like the virtuous women! 
My prayer is that I will put myself aside & seek Jesus. That I will consciously make an effort to follow the example that she gave. That I will honor & respect my husband, be a hard worker & help those in need. May my heart be full of kindness & love. May I seek Him more & He be seen in me. 

I encourage all women to strive to be just like the Virtous women. None of us is perfect, but we should strive to be more & better. – xo C

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2 thoughts on “The Virtous Wife 

  1. “Judge not, that ye be judged. For with what judgment, ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again”. ( Matthew 7:1-2)

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