The Virtuous Woman
Women want to be her… and single men want to meet her. Yes I’m talking about the virtuous woman. Proverbs 31 describes this woman, but there are so many other verses in the bible that give a good picture of characteristics that women should ascribe to follow. Click the play button below to get into this episode.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. – 1 Peter 3:3-4
This verse is not saying that you should ignore taking care of yourself. Women should do whatever they want to do to look attractive. But all the effort shouldn’t be put on the outward appearance and neglect the inward character. Beauty will fade as we get older but your inward character will continue to evolve and make you more attractive to your husband.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. – Ephesians 5:22-23
Woman are to submit to their husbands as they would to the Lord. This is not a position of dominance over the wife but responsibility as accountability. Wives are accountable to their husbands and follow their lead as the men follow Christ.
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22 NIV
This verse states that it is good to be married. Today’s emphasis on individual freedom is misguided. Strong individuals are important but so are strong marriages. Women have an important role in marriage and in doing their part Gods favour will be realized in the household.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. – Ephesians 5:33 NIV
The end of this verse speaks about wives respecting their husbands. For men one of the greatest things a wife can do is respect their husband. This can come in many forms, through helping him in what he is doing, listening to things he suggest and following his lead. These are just a few examples to get you started thinking about it for yourself.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. – Proverbs 12:4
As a husband myself, when it comes to talking about my wife, I love to share with others how great she is. Husbands should brag about their wives and wives should act in a way to give their husbands something to brag about. It could be how great you are in your career. How well you bake or how awesome you sing. Women be excellent in everything that you do so that your husbands can brag about you. This is how you can be a crown on your husbands head.
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. – Proverbs 14:1
This verse is very self explanatory but simply put, women, wives… pick your battles and only do what will build up your household. You may win an argument but lose the war… and you and your husband should be fighting the same enemy, not each other.
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” – Titus 2:3-5 NIV
Women who are new Christians were to learn how to have harmony in the home by watching older women who had been Christians for sometime. Younger wives and mothers should learn to live in a Christian manner loving their husbands and caring for their children through observing exemplary women of God.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife. – Proverbs 21:9
Women this verse is saying that you shouldn’t continue to nag your husband for the same thing over and over again. This verse applies if your husband has made a decision after careful consideration. Don’t nag him over and over to change his mind. Eventually he will not want to be around a person like that. Let God give you wisdom on how to approach these situations and pick what battles you will fight or let go.
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. – Proverbs 31:10
Every single man out there is searching for an excellent woman for his wife and they are very hard to find like precious jewels. Through studying the character of Godly women in the bible and learning from other women who are mature Christians, you can become that excellent wife that is so difficult to find. Prepare yourself for this now by working on your character.