Here are 10 things Proverbs 31 Taught Me About Being a Virtuous Woman:
1.Faith in God:
A virtuous woman loves the Lord, serves and seeks Him with her whole heart. She fears the Lord and honors God in everything she does.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31: 30
A virtuous woman is an exceptional wife. She respects and honors her husband, she is trustworthy and a blessing to her husband. Her husband praises/compliments her.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.She brings him good, not harm,all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11- 12
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28
A virtuous woman is a loving, caring mother and her children call her blessed. She trains her children with faithful instruction. She works hard and is very involved in the affairs of her household.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:26
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.Proverbs 31:28
She is a wise woman, people come to her for advice and she gives wise/faithful instruction and counsel.
She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26a
Taking care of her home is her priority, she makes sure she prepares food for her family, works (with her hands) to care for the family, (physically, mentally and spiritually).
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. Proverbs 31:14-15
Whether she works (has a job/business) or not, she is a good steward of the profit/finances that she has. She economizes and does her best to spend wisely. She works hard and whatever gift she has, she can use it to help provide for her family.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. Proverbs 31:13
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:16-18
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. Proverbs 31:24
She is a giver. She loves to serve others. She lends to those in need, if anyone needs assistance, they know where to come to.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31: 20
A virtuous woman plans ahead. She thinks about the future and she prepares for tomorrow, so that her family need not worry.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. Proverbs 31:21
A virtuous woman can be hard to find, any man that finds a virtuous woman finds a woman whose worth can not be measured. She is a blessing (to her husband and those around her) and not a curse. She is favored in everything she does and everywhere she goes.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12
10. Positive Attitude:
She has a positive, optimistic attitude. She doesn’t fear for the future, but welcomes what is to come. She is highly esteemed and honored.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25
I hope this post was a blessing to you! May the Lord grant us the grace to be women of virtue!
With love, Grace
Grace Anyanwu is a Christian psalmist, minister, writer, and author of I Choose to Wait. In 2016, Grace married her love and best friend, Dr. Miracle Anyanwu. She, alongside her husband, presides over various ministries such as Miracle Anyanwu Ministries (M.A.M), I Choose to Wait Movement (I.C.W.),The Miracle Anyanwu Foundation (MAF) – a non-profit charitable organization targeted primarily for the underprivileged in Africa. Grace loves encouraging and inspiring women to live boldly for Christ and she does that through Grace Encourages. Outside of ministry, they love traveling, relaxing on the beach, writing, watching movies, bowling, and spending time with loved ones. They are blessed with four lovely children.