The Bible praises a virtuous woman, and finding such a woman in 2019 is rare, indeed! But many female followers of Jesus Christ are truly virtuous women, and should be highly valued and honored.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. (Prov 31:30, emphasis added) A woman who has a deep respect for God and for His Word will demonstrate it by her obedience to God and to His Word. Her life will reflect the moral values that are taught through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. (Prov 31:10-12, emphasis added) This portion of Scripture praises the Godly wife, who is a trustworthy woman who works diligently to bless her husband and her children. Such a woman is a faithful steward of whatever finances her husband entrusts to her safekeeping. She is a loving woman who demonstrates her love not only in service to her family, but with loving affection, as well. She operates in wisdom and intelligence, and is of great value to all who are related to her.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. (Pro 31:26) The virtuous woman always operates through love, and her words are filled with wisdom and kindness.
. . . in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. (1 Tim 2:9-10) Not only does a Godly woman present a lovely and modest appearance, but she matures in wisdom and grace in her character and in her spiritual gifts.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus . . . (Phil 2:3-5) A virtuous woman, like all believers, humbles herself before the Lord and makes Jesus her life example. I like how Bible teacher, Rick Renner, explains this concept of “esteeming others better than oneself”:
To think lowly; to think in an unpretentious way about oneself; or to think modestly of oneself. ~ Rick Renner
These assembled Bible passages describe some very remarkable character traits that will not only make a woman virtuous; but will also make her a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and confidant! Because this woman will enjoy performing good works, she will be an invaluable asset to any church and fellowship group.
Look around you at the women you know and love, today! Take time to praise them, as the Bible suggests.