Monday, June 18, 2012

A Virtuous Woman

Know the "Proverbs 31" Woman? Doesn't she just sound amazing? Well over the next few blog entries, I want to talk about her.  She is so inspiring so let's talk about who she is and who so many of us desire to become...

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.

The dictionary defines virtuous as conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright. A very good example of this is Romans 12:2 which says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.  Romans 12:2 NLT states it more plainly, "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to now God's will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect.

I am convinced that this woman of high moral character that the writer speaks of in Proverbs 31:10 is a woman who seeks the Lord with everything that is within her.  Her behavior mirrors Christ and she seeks to please Him in every area of her life.  The writer also says that she is more precious than rubies.  This woman is rare and valuable to the kingdom of God.

Today lets become more like this woman.  Let us allow God to transform us in every area of our lives by submitting our will to His will.  I pray that we would all seek the Lord today. I pray that we would have hearts and steadfast spirits that are sensitive to His voice.  Let the only one we copy today be our Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

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