Progressing in the Process – The Journey of the Virtuous Wife

I am often intrigued every time I read about “The Virtuous Woman” in Proverbs 31:10-31. Whenever I read about her I think to myself, “Man! This lady got it going on!” Of course, every time I read it I immediately point out all the things I’m not in my comparison to this epitome of a woman. As many times as I have read this description of “The Virtuous Wife” this particular time the question lingered a little longer, “Who can find a virtuous wife?” Does the question implies that it is impossible or that she’s out there somewhere? Every good woman I know wants to be her; especially when it comes down to her mad skills, right?

We all know someone that we think kind of fit this model or am I the only one that thinks, “I wish I could…?” Before I go any further, please allow me share what “virtuous” means: “Conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright; Leading a virtuous life.” Hmm..are the words pulling on your heart strings just a tad bit? Well, let me share a few synonyms to add a little more color to the picture, if I may: “Blameless, celibate, clean-living, excellent, faithful, guiltless, honorable, noble, pure, regular, righteous, untainted, without reproach, spotless, wholesome, effective, effectual” …so forth and so on. This description is “perfection”, wouldn’t you say? Perhaps so, but there’s nothing like being a work in progress while in the process.

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.” {Proverbs 31:10} Even her worth is in the rarest form of being impeccable. How many times as women have we thought, said, or done things that de-valued us in one way or another? The beauty beyond that is if we are in a true relationship with Jesus Christ, He can immediately restore us through repentance and a changed heart. Many have cast aside their worth, lost their way, forgotten that they are made in the image and likeness of God. Whether you’re single or married, stay in the progress of the process and KNOW God values you!! Stay tuned…

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