Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A Virtuous Woman - Proverbs 31:30
Proverbs 31:30 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
The woman in this passage is praised because she fears the LORD, not because of her favour or beauty. Favour can be misleading because it promises a lifetime of happiness but cannot deliver; and physical beauty is only temporary. But the fear of the LORD (Yahweh) is the indispensable care of a woman like this.
The woman who fears the LORD will have a God conscience. She will be aware of God's presence in her home at all times. She will work tirelessly and sacrificially to create a home that is filled with peace, joy, and comfort. A virtuous woman loves the LORD and desires to please him. She serves her husband and children because of her higher desire to please the LORD. When marriage difficulties arise, this woman remains unwavering in her faith and dedication to pleasing God. She does not respect and submit to her husband based on her husband's worthiness but out of her love and fear of the LORD. She knows when her husband is acting ugly that there is a God in heaven who loves her and so she presses through those difficult times remaining unwavering in her dedication to him. Resolve to be a virtuous woman.