Message of the Day: A Woman of Noble Character
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10, NKJV)
Proverbs 31:10 is the start of a rather long pericope that ends in verse 31. In the Hebrew language, this section is an acrostic poem. Each of the poems twenty-two verses begins with a succeeding letter of the twenty-two-letter Hebrew alphabet.
From this verse up to the end of the chapter, we read about character of a woman of authentic value being laid down.
She is a virtuous woman, a woman of noble character, power, and strength full of mental energy. She is priceless! No amount of precious stones can match her value.
She is a good wife, her husband trusts in her and depends upon her. He is kind, clever at buying and selling, diligent, conscientious, and a good manager of the household. She is energetic and tireless, both in helping the family income and in carrying out household tasks. Though a good business-woman, she is not hard-hearted. Though careful in handling money, she is not miserly. She gives generous help to the poor and needy. (10-20)
In like manner this woman of noble character is generous towards her family. When making clothes she uses good cloth, so that all in her household look well dressed and, through her foresight, enjoy good protection when bad weather comes. The respect that people have for her husband is due in large measure to her. Through her wise words, kindness, consideration, diligence and reverence for God, the family is uplifted. Her children and her husband delight in her and the community at large honors her. (21031)
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