With the statistics of today, can we find a virtuous woman? It is hard to imagine and probably just as hard to find. But with God’s help, his daughters can become virtuous women.


Guidelines for how to be a Woman of God


Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (PRICELESS) The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (TRUSTWORTHY) She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. (ECONOMICALLY CONSCIOUS) She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. (FOOD PROVIDER) She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. (INDUSTRIOUS) She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (STRONG, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY) She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. (WISE, PREPARED) She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. (CONSTRUCTIVE) She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. (HOSPITIBLE, CHARITIBLE) She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. (CLOTHING PROVIDER) She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. (MODEST, PRESENTABLE) Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. (SUPPORTS HER HUSBAND) She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. (PROFITABLE) Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. (ENDURES, PATIENT) She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (CAREFUL TO SPEAK, EDIFIES) She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. (RESPONSIBLE) Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (WORTHY OF PRAISE AND HOUNOR) Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. (ABOVE MEASURE) Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. (HUMBLE, GOD FEARING) Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (FRUITFUL, REPUTABLE) KJV


In parentheses I summarized each verse with an attribute. These are the characteristics that become a virtuous woman. As Christian woman, we should strive to include in our character as many of these as possible. As the Bride of Christ, all of us should be conscious of the need to become more like the virtuous woman. While it may seem daunting or even impossible, this passage wasn’t put in the Bible for us to glorify the unknown virtuous woman, but to give guidelines for us to become a virtuous or godly woman for with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26) As women, wives, mothers, daughters, and even men that are apart of the Body or Bride of Christ, let us all become “virtuous women”.