v.10 - “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”
Virtuous women are a rare find. If God brings someone’s name to mind, praise God for them and their presence in your life. Learn from them. Glean their wisdom. God has given them to you for a reason.
v.13 - “She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.”
A virtuous woman willingly serves wherever she is needed.
v.14 - “She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”
A virtuous woman will go wherever she is required.
v.15 -“She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.”
A virtuous woman provides for her family and those she serves with.
v.16 -“She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.”
A virtuous woman is careful to consider with the Lord’s guidance.
v.17 - “She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.”
A virtuous woman asks the Lord to strengthen her so she can be used of Him.
v.18 - “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.”
A virtuous woman takes a Godly pride in the ministry God has given her.
v.19 - “She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.”
A virtuous woman endures the work regardless of the repercussions.
v.25 - “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”
A virtuous woman allows others to see her worth without promoting herself.
v.26 - “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
A virtuous woman allows God to guide her thoughts and words.
v.27 - “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
A virtuous woman redeems the time God has given her, and uses it for His glory.
v.28 - “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
A virtuous woman is praised by her family for the testimony she has.
v.29 - “Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”
A virtuous woman sticks out among the crowd. Her life speaks for itself.
When King Solomon pinned these Words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was referring to his mother…Bathsheba. What an example of the forgiveness that can be found from God if we will simply confess our sin! When Bathsheba’s name is mentioned, what is the first thing you think of? Most likely David. This was the woman whom David looked upon with lust from his rooftop. That lust brought forth sin. That sin when it was finished brought forth death. But God forgave David when he confessed his sin and asked the Lord to cleanse him. Bathsheba’s repentance is not documented in Scripture, yet in Proverbs 31 we find these principles that she taught to King Solomon.
Bathsheba is a picture that God can bring you out of any circumstance and use you for His glory! She raised her son Solomon, teaching him and admonishing him and God used him as the King of Israel.
Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you achieve, but someone you raise.
I Samuel 13-14 | Romans 12 | Psalm 98
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