Proverbs 31 Who Can Find a Virtuous Wife

January 21, 2014

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10).

Last week I introduced week one of the series with the whole scripture of Proverbs 31:10-31, if you missed it you can view it here. This week we are going to explore the first verse.

To begin, what is virtue? 

Virtue- A particular moral excellence; a desirable quality or trait. Behavior showing high moral standards.

I personally have lots of room for improvement in this area, as I'm sure we all do. 
There are sometimes attitudes I can have that are stinky, my behavior can sometimes be less that God while I teach you about becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman, I am also teaching myself!!

Have you ever thought about the value of rubies??

Rubies are red, violets are blue....Oh sorry, I got lost there for a minute....hehehe

Some information I found about the ruby:

-Rubies are red and they are the second hardest gem, diamonds being the hardest.

-Named from the Latin word for its hue, ruber, ruby is the epitome of the boldest of colors: the gem of desire, passion, courage, and emotion.

-In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or "king of precious stones."

-Most rubies are heated to about 2,000 degrees in order to maximize the red and remove secondary colors of blue and brown. Some rubies are also heated to improve clarity. Sometimes glassy residue can be trapped in fractures when the ruby cools. Heat enhancement is stable, does not require special care, and does not reduce the stone's value unless significant residue is present.

-If ruby shows no signs of heating, it is very rare. 

What caught my attention is that in order to attain the most beauty it must be heated. And not just a little heat!! 2,000 degrees!! Our ovens only go to 500, just try to imagine 2,000!!

But isn't that just like our Lord?? 

 "Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction." Isaiah 48:10 ESV

To reach a value that is far more precious than rubies, we also have to be thrown into the refiners fire!!

"So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1:7 ESV 

Our faith is tested when we go through trials and tribulations, but all of that results in a deeper praise and worship to our God for bringing us through it!! Our relationship grows and is strengthened by those trials.

If our God says we are more precious than rubies, then what do we have to do to bring up our value?
In a fallen world were sin abounds, self rules and virtue lost, is our hope gone??

Here are some practical suggestions to get us started!!

Read God's Word
Make time every day to read the Bible. Any time of day is fine, pick what works best for you. 
 If you have to set an alarm to let you know it's that time of day, then do it...I know having kids, a house to clean or a job can all interfere with making time, but it's imperative you read every day!! 

Memorize God's Word
How can you fight a spiritual battle if you do not have the weapons of warfare stored in your heart and brain?? Do what works best for you in memory work. I like to read it over and over out loud, or I will post scriptures on pretty paper to the walls, doors or mirrors in my home. Maybe you could pair up with a partner and challenge each other to memorize certain scriptures by a certain date...pick a small prize for the person who memorized the most...

Time With Other Christian Women
Spending time with women who are encouraging can help mold your character. It's amazing the effects that spending time with others can have on your own character. If you spend lots of time with someone negative, you will pick up their negativity. It's essential to your own heart and soul that you spend time with positive women who will encourage you, pray with you and listen when you need it. 

Doing these 3 things will lay a foundation for you to build your character upon.
God's Word can change a persons attitude and change the way we think...
These are some awesome ways to get started on our journey to

Becoming A Proverbs 31 Woman!!!

Sneak peak into next weeks lesson:

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain (Proverbs 31:11)

We will learn all about what our husbands need from us; how to cultivate an honest heart.

Question of the Day:

What method do you use to memorize scriptures??

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