Proverbs 31 The Virtuous Woman is defined.The bar is set high so all can seek to reach it.
Women are Valuable Everything was Not Good – until God made woman – Then – and only then was everything Very Good. The Bible takes a great amount of space to talk about the godly women in the OT & NT. We must encourage women (and girls) to serve God in every part of their lives. God seeks “Virtuous Women” Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs FAITH 31:29 "Many She serves God with daughters have all her heart. done well, But She seeks His will for her life you excel them She follows His ways all."
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:11-12 11 The MARRIAGE heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will She respects her have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and husband not evil All the days of her She does him good life. Proverbs 31:23 Her She is a trustworthy husband is known in the helpmeet gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:28-29 MOTHERING 28 Her children rise She teaches her up and call her children the way of blessed; Her God husband also, and She nurtures (feeds) he praises her: 29 them physically and "Many daughters spiritually have done well, But She disciplines with you excel them all." love
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:14-15 HEALTH 14 She is like the She care of her body merchant ships, and health She brings her food from afar. 15 She She prepares healthy food for her family also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:15 She SERVICE also rises while it is yet night, And She serves her family provides food for her and guests household, And a She has a loving, portion for her gentle spirit maidservants. She is charitable Proverbs 31:20 She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:16 She FINANCES considers a field and buys it; From her She spends money profits she plants a wisely vineyard. She is careful to Proverbs 31:18 She purchase quality perceives that her items merchandise is good, She has good And her lamp does business sense not go out by night.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:13 She INDUSTRY seeks wool and flax, And willingly works She works with her with her hands. hands Proverbs 31:24 She She works willingly, makes linen garments without a grumble or and sells them, And complaint supplies sashes for the merchants.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:31 Give HOMEMAKING her of the fruit of her hands, And let her She is a homemaker own works praise her She creates a living in the gates. environment for family and guests
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:27 She TIME watches over the ways of her She uses her time household, And does wisely not eat the bread of She does not wast idleness. time Proverbs 31:15 She She is not lazy also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household,
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: Proverbs 31:21-22 BEAUTY 21 She is not afraid of snow for her She is a woman of household, For all her inner and outer household is clothed beauty with scarlet. 22 She She uses style, makes tapestry for fashion and dress to herself; Her clothing demonstrate her faith is fine linen and and devotion to God purple.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: GREAT VALUE 1 Peter 3:1-2 1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
VIRTUOUS W E H OM N AVE: GREAT VALUE 1 Peter 3:3-4 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.