So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31
Joyce Meyer, a renown woman of faith and speaker, as a young girl was rape and sexually abuse by her father in their St. Louis home, which left a scare on her mind and overall health for a long time. A failed marriage and other struggles occurred shortly thereafter and she found herself at local bars frequently. Until she discovered God, and through thinking on His Word it brought the freedom she so desperately needed. She now has a TV show & ministry that according to her team at joycemeyer.org reaches more than FOUR BILLION potential viewers. It’s called Enjoying Everyday Life.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30
Solomon was a King of Israel. And known as “the wealthiest and wisest man that ever lived.“ The Jerusalem temple he built became one of the ancient wonders of the world1. Imagine a long and wide temple with pillars, high ceilings and intricate art like that of the Sistine Chapel in Italy except the entire interior, from floor to ceiling, is pure gold. He designed this great temple along with a grand palace, gardens, roads and government buildings. Because of the amount of riches he had and how he made peace alliances with other nations- accounting for Israel’s 40 years of peace4– Solomon is also known as the only man that had 1000 women! [Really. See 1 Kings 11]
Yet King Solomon made this statement:
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Solomon would know about this, being married to so many women! But a woman that shows virtue, is a woman possessing moral and ethical standards. An exemplary life. Honest and righteous character.
King Solomon was emphasizing in this passage, the a woman of honest and righteous character was very rare.
She according to Proverbs 31:10-31, a Woman of virtue is noted for 3 characteristics:
- She takes care of her home – despite how busy she may be and even if she has dreams or goals of her own, she set aside time for the home. She even gets up early to supply for her household.
- She has a good attitude – “Willingly” working around her home, “willingly” defending the cause of the destitute, defenseless and poor. “Willingly” gives of her time, talents and self. Willingly.
- She treats her husband with love and respect – She doesn’t plot, scheme, speak negatively of her man! Whether she is married or single, she knows to give honor to whom it is due.
And this woman is a woman of excellence. She children have on expensive scarlet (verse 21). She doesn’t settle for Anything. Any job, any house, any last-minute-slap-it-together thing. And she certainly doesn’t settle with being treated anyhow. She recognizes she value and worth in the sight of God is far greater than her mind can comprehend. All she does is to the glory of her God. Yet she likes nice things. [Most of us can agree here J]
Remember Virtue is possessing moral and exemplary character. It is a character that you don’t mind other girls or girls of your own to possess. Not proud, or self-righteous but simple honesty and purity. This is a woman of virtue.
“I am a woman of virtue & excellence.” Even if you don’t see yourself that way. Still say it! Even if your husband doesn’t think you are. Change and start a fresh. From this moment, resolve to be a Woman of Virtue.
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