“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”
This verse and throughout the remainder of the chapter we see a focus on the qualities a wise man should seek to find in a woman; and in turn, the ultimate example of what every woman should strive to become.
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
Assuming that the man God called Lemuel is indeed King Solomon, the mother that is mentioned in the first verse is none other than Bathsheba.
When hearing her name, most will first think of her as the woman with which David committed adultery. The woman who caught his eye upon the rooftop, and then because the reason that David justified having her husband, Uriah, killed in order to be with her.
Despite what she is typically known for, she is here known for admonishing her son to find not just any woman, but a virtuous woman.
A virtuous woman is a woman of strength, strong in wisdom and grace.
“Who can find a virtuous woman?”
To ask such a question exemplifies the rarity.
If a virtuous woman was rare in Solomon’s day, imagine how rare they are today.
“…for her price is far above rubies.”
Rubies are worth much, yet a virtuous woman is worth far more.
Things that are rare have more value than those that are common.
“She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.”
Virtuous women are rare and worth far more than money can buy.
Therefore, when we seek to be one we should expect that the preparation in becoming virtuous will not be easy. Nothing of value comes easily.
If we are to be virtuous women, we must have Wisdom.
“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”
Song Of Solomon 1-2 | Revelation 8 | Proverbs 3
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