Proverbs 31:10-31 — Where to find a virtuous woman. An imperfect Proverbs 31 husband praises his imperfect Proverbs 31 wife.
Can you find silver Mexican peso?
You won’t get one going to a bank, even a bank in Mexico. Neither will you find one in the change you receive from purchasing something at a store, even a store in Mexico. And I doubt you would find one by going to any major city in the world, standing on a busy street corner, and asking 50 passersby if they have one in their pocket. (You probably wouldn’t find any by asking 50,000 passersby!)
But I can find one!
It’s all in looking in the right places. for a virtuous woman
But never mind a silver Mexican peso. What about this next “item”?
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies” (Proverbs 31:10).
And again, it’s all in looking in the right places.
(And that’s all I’m putting here of a piece I posted over eleven years ago: Finding a Woman of Virtue. Read it there; it’s not that long.)
A Virtuous Woman and Me
Here are six questions I posed in The Excellence of Godly Women:
- What type of woman do I value?
- How do I develop good character?
- What can I do to encourage good character?
- Will I focus my life on benefiting others?
- Am I comfortable around women who fear the Lord?
- Do I keep alert for opportunities to praise another?
If you are a married woman, you surely see some clear personal applications in this passage. You have a husband and you have a household. You likely have children. You might even have grandchildren. This lesson is obviously for you.
But what if you’re single?
And more difficult yet, what if you’re a man?
This passage can still speak volumes to you…if you are a Christian. Christians belong to the Church, the bride of Christ.
In the Church, Jesus has a virtuous woman whose price is far greater than that of rubies (Proverbs 31:10). What virtues does Jesus find attractive in His people? Allow Him to develop those virtues in you! Strive to exhibit those virtues in your life, every day, everywhere, for Him to enjoy and glory in.
Excerpted from Living in Wisdom
Let Her Works Praise Her
I don’t know the words to this song; I’ll just make them up as I go along. The tune will be up to someone else.
Yesterday was our niece’s bridal shower.
Though Ruby had no formal tasks or responsibilities for the planning and execution thereof, she was very involved in the preparations.
No wonder she was glad to have so major a project accomplished and finished.
Three cheers aren’t enough, nor three cheerers.
Nevertheless, listen to this single cheer from this single cheerer: WooHoo!!!
“Let her own works praise her in the gates” (Proverbs 31:31).
(That’s pretty much how Unsung Heroine begins and ends. Be sure to read the guts of my post! In it I, an imperfect Proverbs 31 husband, praise my imperfect Proverbs 31 wife.)
My dad was the one looking, I wasn’t. I just came into this world and spent most of my years in it taking for granted the virtuous woman who is my mom.
Read the rest of what our youngest daughter wrote: My Proverbs 31 Mom.
May more women — especially my granddaughter and my four girls — model their lives after the strengths and virtues of my wife.
I am blessed.
Let me never forget that!
Excerpted from My Wife