In the books of Proverbs chapter 31 from verse 10, the Bible talked about a virtuous woman and the qualities of a virtuous woman.
If you are a woman, it is necessary that you read slowly and as you read, ask yourself whether you possess these qualities of a virtuous woman?
It started in verse 10 by saying “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies”. Yes, virtuous women are not common but are hard to find, and they are priceless.
A virtuous woman is the same as a prudent wife and a prudent wife comes from the LORD. See Proverbs 19:14.
A virtuous woman, 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.
Yes, this is true, and as the saying goes “behind every successful man, there is a woman”.
There are men who are a super success as a result of the support and contribution of their virtuous and prudent wives. As a woman, can your husband attribute his success to you?
A virtuous woman 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.
Yes, a virtuous woman rises early in the morning to prepare food (breakfast) for her husband and family.
A virtuous woman considers a field and buys it; from her profits, she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength and strengthens her arms.
Again, a prudent and virtuous woman 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. Proverbs 31:17-19
Also, a virtuous woman 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 a tapestry for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Proverbs 31:20-22
Moreover, a virtuous woman, her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. Yes, virtuous women, they are instrumental to the popularity of their husband.
A virtuous woman also 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. Proverbs31:23-25
In addition, a virtuous woman opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. Yes, you know a virtuous woman by the words from her mouth.
There are women that tear their marriages with their mouth. But virtuous women open their mouths in wisdom.
A virtuous woman watches over the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, but a virtuous woman excels them all.” proverbs 31:26-29.
Yes, without missing a word, I am bold to say that my wife is a virtuous and prudent wife, and I am happy about it.
Some may think that talking about virtuous women may be old-fashioned because of women equality that our modern-day society is projecting.
But of a truth, if you are a virtuous woman, your husband will be happy and you will be happy and fulfilled yourself as well.