Rereading Proverbs 31 • Virtuous Wife

A few years ago, I was part of a purity program. Which was when I was first introduced filled to the verse, “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10

I decided to read it tonight, because of interest in knowing the right way to be a woman, the honorable way to be a wife….

When I read Proverbs 31:10-31, I noticed that a virtuous woman wife is a woman who does her husband good and not evil, she looks for raw materials to work with, she willingly works with her hands, she ‘trades’ brings food from afar, she provides food for her household, and rises while the sun has not yet risen, she partakes in business that of land, gardening…

Proverbs 31 gives the example of a virtuous wife; she is an honorable woman.

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Probverbs 31

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. -Proverbs 31

Discovering Self-Worth

I saw this on a blog I visited recently and these words are very inspirational. I’m hoping that these words will also show you something about yourself that you don’t already know. So when you’re feeling down and out because of the negative thoughts going through your mind or the negative things people may say to you, just read the lines below to push those away and to stomp out the lies of the enemy. The devils only purpose is to steal, kill and destroy, no one is exempt from his tactics. So whatever way he can destroy a person he will do it. One of the places the devil plays his strategies is in our minds. Which is why we have to be careful of what thoughts we listen to and believe. We also have to be careful of what people and what voices we listen to. If we accept lies in our mind from the enemy then, over time we will begin to believe it as the truth, when it is not. THANKFULLY, God has given us His Word, which is truth, the Holy Bible.

Through God’s word your mind will be renewed (having old thoughts, habits, and all that is in your mind that is of the world replaced with new thoughts, habits and attitudes that are of God).

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2

I was created on purpose, for a purpose and with a purpose.

 I am fearfully and wonderfully made – God is IN you!     

    I am special!

I am loved!

 I am valuable!
 
I am worthy!
 
I am highly favored!
  
I am God’s ultimate creation!
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I am unique and there is no one like me!
  
I am powerful!
 
 I am gifted and talented!
 
I am capable!
 
I am gorgeous, fabulous even!
 
Reading this brought inspiration to me. Hopefully it will bring inspiration to you also. 🙂
I would post chapter 31 of Proverbs here, but I want that to have its own post.
♥God