Are You a Woman of Virtue?

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”

Proverbs 31:10

Ponder This

A diamond catches and reflects light, but a ruby has an inner glow. The beauty of a ruby is on the inside. And that’s what God is talking about when He speaks of the value of a virtuous wife. Look at Proverbs 31:30, and you'll see what He’s talking about: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” Now there’s nothing wrong with beauty, but virtue far exceeds beauty. The word virtue here really means moral strength. The Bible says that because of her moral strength, her husband can trust her. Proverbs 31:11 says, “The heart of her husband safely trusts her.” What does that mean? It means she’s going to be honest, she’s going to be wise, she’s going to be loyal, and she’s going to be prudent.

  • Who comes to mind when you think about godly women in your life?
  • How do they exhibit the qualities of godly virtue?

Practice This

Take time today to reach out and encourage the women you know who exhibit these qualities regularly. Make a phone call or send a text message to let them know.