We have all read the story about the Proverb 31 Woman. A Virtuous Woman. A woman who is morally upright and of noble character, possessing many fine qualities.
Many of us possess some, if not all, the virtues and graces mentioned here. The important thing is for us to measure up to the full stature of God’s purpose for us as individuals, and to use all the gifts which He has given to us for His glory and for the blessing of others.
There are so many qualities this Proverbs 31 woman possess, but her number one priority, she feared the Lord. Because of this powerful truth, all the things she did throughout her day flowed from her love, devotion, and honor for the Lord.
Whoever trusts her is safe. She requires pursuit. She responds to the hurts of others. One of the most welcoming thing about this Virtuous Woman is that she is powerful, she’s graced, she’s anointed by God, and she’s a woman of purpose.
A woman that fears God will love and treat her husband exactly as God teaches in the Bible. A woman that fears God will also reject ideas about women that are contrary to God’s word.
A woman that fears the Lord will not be moved by marital difficulties, for her trust is in the Lord, not her husband. Because God made the woman for the man, a man would be a fool to neglect this simple but perfect criterion.
A woman’s fear of God may be proved or improved by testing her by the Bible. A woman who fears the Lord puts Him first in every area of her life, both inward and outward.
The Hebrew word in the phrase “fears the Lord” means reverent. The word reverence is honor and respect that is deeply felt and outwardly demonstrated. Because of the Lord God’s awesome power and majesty, He is deserving of the highest level of reverence (Leviticus 19:30). The Bible records reverence as the automatic response of everyone who encounters the awesome grandeur of the Lord God Almighty.
Ye shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:30) KJV
What Is a Virtuous Woman?
“An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous] …” God created her with so much strength, He endowed her with power and authority although she is to submit to a higher authority. He crowned her with beauty and honour… all it takes to live a fulfilled life. She doesn’t have to want for anything because she knows that the Lord is her provider.
She is not afraid to take up the challenge that will help her fulfil her destiny; … The world is waiting for you to manifest the glory that has been bestowed on you. The time has come for you to arise and shine because the glory of God is risen upon you and your light will ‘no longer go out’.
A virtuous woman is a good manager of time. She uses her time wisely. She works diligently and does not spend her time on frivolities and those things that do not please the Lord. She takes pleasure in her duties, and she is very careful and thorough.
She does not only take careful measure of herself, but also gives good advice to others. The law of love and kindness is written in her heart, and she shows this in her tongue and actions. She is loving, caring and compassionate. She is good in giving as in getting and does it freely and cheerfully.
A woman of virtue is a righteous woman. She is firm in decision and her words are her bond. She is always discreet and obliging. Every word she utters carries weight and can be relied upon.
She governs herself by the rules of wisdom, and by the Word of God. She does not allow disappointment to weigh her down. She rather takes disappointment and setback as a challenge that must be overcome.
There is the need for every woman to be of high moral standards in every aspect of their lives. To every woman of good virtues, the Bible says, “let her works praise her at the city gate”.
Meanwhile, for a woman to be of good virtues, she must resist the enticement of the enemy that tries to destroy her purpose and destiny. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Put your past behind you, look at your present situation and invest in your future. Forgive yourself and discover who you really are so that you can deal with the issues you have swept under the carpet for years.
As you unfold things, light comes your way, and those dark areas of your life will begin to fade away then you can get to the level of self-actualization. Those dreams of yours can then become reality. You can do it; you can achieve it. A woman of substance is an achiever! That’s who you are.
What Is It That Makes This Woman So Special?
Any Christian woman who has a heart and love for God could qualify to be a virtuous woman, and it is clear in God’s Word that we are.
She is so special in every way. God created her in His image. If you look a little closer, there is so much you can uncover about all the qualities that set this powerful woman apart.
She is determined and capable, yet she also acknowledge her humanity and weaknesses. In short, she is both courageous and vulnerable. She always tries to do her best in every area of her life. She pushes herself to the limit, setting high goals and doing all she can to achieve them.
She always tries to be the best possible partners, colleagues, and friends. She cultivates both intelligence and wisdom. She’s not afraid to be herself, she loves people. She realizes her mistakes and apologize when necessary.
She’s not stubborn or arrogant. She’s not the type that follows the crowd, she lives by her own code of conduct, and trust herself to make the right choice. She’s a dreamer and loves chasing her dreams.
When wrong, she knows when and how to forgive. Never hold on to past hurts and grudges, but always willing to forgive. She’s the woman that lets her true self shine through and pursuing her goals isn’t easy, especially if you’re a woman.
Today’s Women are taught to put everyone else’s needs before her own, to play it safe, and conform to social norms instead of following her intuition. Any woman who dares to be both independent and vulnerable risks backlash and disapproval.
This woman deserves our respect and admiration. One thing about this woman, she knows what she is striving toward and do not allow distractions to slow her down. You wanted to know what makes this woman special, her credentials.
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10 Characteristics of a Powerful Virtuous Woman?
1.Trustworthy – verse 11
A virtuous woman is trustworthy. Proverbs 31 says that this woman’s husband trusts her completely.
2.Cares for others
A virtuous woman cares for others. Proverbs 31 verse 12 tells us that the virtuous woman brings only good to her husband. She cares for her family and the people who work for her. In verse 15, the virtuous woman shows that she cares by providing food for the people in her house. In verse 20, the Bible tells us that the virtuous woman cares for people who are in need. She ministers to the poor.
A virtuous woman is industrious. Proverbs 31 verses 15 and 27 tell us that the virtuous woman works hard in her home. She gets up early and is busy all day long. She is physically fit so that she can accomplish all the things she needs to do (verse 17). Proverbs 31 verse 18 shows that the virtuous woman sells what she makes and earns good money.
A virtuous woman is wise. She is wise in her choice of food. In Proverbs 31: 14, a virtuous woman brings food from far away. She searches for the best location to provide a variety of food for her family. Verse 16 tells us that a virtuous woman is wise in her purchase of land. She also reinvests her money wisely. A virtuous woman is wise in her speech. Proverbs 31: 26 says that a virtuous woman speaks wisely and teaches faithfully. A virtuous woman uses wisdom as she works. A virtuous woman chooses the wisdom of God, not man.
5. Uses talents
The virtuous woman uses her talents. God has given each of us talents and abilities. Our talents are natural things that we enjoy doing and that we do well. In Proverbs 31 verse 13, the virtuous woman chooses her wool and flax. This means that she examines and chooses the best material for her crafts. Verse 13 also says that the virtuous woman loves to work with her hands. When we use the talents that God gives us, we really begin to love what we are doing. Read Proverbs 31:13 (page 706) In Proverbs 31 verse 22, the virtuous woman uses her talents to make things for her home. The verse also says that she is dressed in fine linen. The clothing that she makes for her family and herself is high quality. The bible says that we are to “do everything as to the Lord”. This means that when we use our talents, we must use them as if we are making or doing things for God.
A virtuous woman is honorable. In Proverbs 31 verse 25, the virtuous woman puts on strength and honor as if they were clothes. Every day, we choose what to wear. It is something that we think about. It is the same with strength and honor. Each day we must pray for God’s strength. We must make conscious decisions to be honorable each day.
A virtuous woman is supportive. Proverbs 31: 11 says that she provides for her husband by giving him all the important things that he needs. In addition, she brings him good, not harm (verse 12). We can bring our husbands and family good by being positive. We can be encouraging in our words and actions. By being positive and affirming, we give our husbands confidence. In Proverbs 31:23, it says that her husband is respected. This respect may come from the confidence we give.
- Honors God
The virtuous woman honors God. She shows respect for God in all she says and does. Proverbs 31:30 says that charm may not be real, and beauty may fade. But a woman who respects and honors God will be praised.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5
A virtuous woman has a gentle and quiet spirit which is precious in God’s sight. She is humble and not aggressive; her emotions are spirit controlled. She understands that being peaceful is not a weakness; rather it is putting into use the feminine power that God bestowed upon her at creation.
A simple, humble life with peace and quiet is far better than an opulent lifestyle with nothing but quarrels and strife at home PROVERBS 17:1
- She Seeks to be more like Jesus
When we stop and look at this woman, we should not seek to become more like her, but rather look to, and become more like Jesus. She considers the Word of God to be Number 1 Priority, and final authority in her life.
She believes that God’s grace is transformative (Titus 3:5, Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:20), and as she clings to the power of Jesus’ blood, she becomes “clothed with strength and dignity; she laughs at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue” (Proverbs 31:25-26
What Can we Learn from This Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31?
The chapter speaks of the worth of a good wife, a blessed wife to her husband, the manual labor that she does, her fulfillment of responsibilities to those who need her, her ability to provide for her family, and her wisdom in caring for herself so she can share her strength with others.
You are honored by her agreeableness, gentleness, politeness, selflessness, sincerity, and warmth. You feel very secure, and your noble instincts of affection, chivalry, honor, and protection rise quickly in your heart. These ideas are presented in a kind of circular pattern throughout the story.
A godly woman strong and courageous. She is a woman that recognize her journey and stay the course. She Identify what it will take to reach her goals, and what is keeping her from reaching them. She knows when she needs to push herself, but also know when to walk away.
It almost feels like she was born with the ability to overcome every single obstacle on her way. She has gained this emotional strength by going through numerous painful adversities. But even after all the suffering, she still rises above and face every single challenge with unreal grace.
She is a woman of strength. Her strength is from God. She’s a woman of prayer. prayer warrior that hears God’s Voice and follow Him. She is the perfect housewife, the chaste helpmate of her husband, upright, God-fearing, economical, wise” I believe that the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 stands as an ideal example of God’s woman today, viewed from such facets as wife, mother, member of society, manufacturer, merchant, and landowner. She’s a woman of force and power.
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How to be A Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman?
There is so much more to know about this powerful Proverbs 31 woman. This virtuous woman exercises excellent judgement, or prudence. This is part of her wisdom, and a true gift from God for the man who marries this Proverbs woman. She fulfills her God-given purpose. She’s a protector.
She fights for and defend her home, families, against evil influences. She has been empowered to organize and activate those under her authority so that everything to which she is assigned runs smoothly and with excellence. She’s an organizer and strong.
She does her “best to present herself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth”
● She loves and serves the Lord with all her heart.
● God is her priority in her life.
● She is patient and kind.
● She’s a woman who wears God’s Grace well. She’s graced to be a virtuous woman.
● She displays a specific character trait in her life it is a part of bearing God’s image.
● She gives herself wholly to God and obeys Him at every turn.
● She has a faith that is strong and a heart that beats wildly for God, her husband, her children, and her home. ● She keeps her priorities in order.
● She’s a woman that is beautiful from the inside and out.
That’s why the Bible says, she girds herself with strength. She’s a woman who can be trusted. She’s trusted in her home. Trusted to be a prayer warrior. She’s trusted in her business. She’s a powerful woman. A woman of her word. She doesn’t fall for anything. She’s a successful woman. She’s as strong and bold as a lion. She’s not perfect, but she lives her life with purpose.
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Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman Prayer
(1) A Virtuous Woman — Proverbs 31:10, 26
Father, help me to be a capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman – faithful, diligent, generous and spiritually strong. May the law of love and kindness always be in my heart and on my lips. I declare that I grow and graduate to another level in the spirit, and that I come into a new degree of spiritual maturity, ability, and understanding. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(2) A Woman Obedient to God’s Word and Will — Colossians 3:16; 1 John 2:1; 3:22
Father, I determine to continually allow Your Word to dwell in me richly with all wisdom and truth. As I grow in Your Word, help me to always be obedient to it, and to Your will in every area of my life. May the Word of God that is alive and active be like a sword upon my lips so I will be driven to speak His Word continually. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(3) An Excellent Wife — Proverbs 31:11-12
Father, help me to be a loving and excellent wife to my husband so that he will be able to trust confidently and unreservedly in me. May I greatly enrich his life, comforting, encouraging and doing him good as long as there is life within me. I decree a double portion anointing of God’s power to be upon me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(4) A Godly Mother — Ephesians 6:4
Father, I ask You to help me reflect Your love to each of my children. Help me to raise them in Your tender nurture, training, discipline, counsel and admonition. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(5) Managing Our Home — Proverbs 31:15, 27
Father, I ask You for wisdom as I manage our home. Help me to look well to how things are run and refuse to eat the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, or self-pity). Show me how to organize my day and be more productive with my time. I decree household blessing and salvation. I decree the visitation of God is coming to my home to release household blessings. I pray every member of my family shall be touched by the power and presence of God in a divine way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(6) Grace for the Pace — 2 Corinthians 12:9
Thank You, Father, for Your amazing grace! I receive Your grace – Your power, ability, and help – in every area of my life to accomplish all that I need to accomplish. Your grace strengthens me to stand no matter what comes my way. I will not be become tired in well doing. I will stay the course and finish all that heaven has given me to do without giving up or giving in to pressure. Your grace is sufficient. It is all I need. It is more than enough!
(7) A Woman of Peace — Isaiah 26:3; Colossians 3:15
Father, I trust in You and keep my thoughts fixed on You and Your promises. And You will keep me in perfect peace. I let Your peace rule in my heart. I allow it to settle any questions that arise in my mind. I wholeheartedly trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(8) No Worries or Cares — 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-7; 19
Father, I thank You that You love me and that You care about everything that concerns me and my family. Today, I cast all my cares on You, knowing that You will take care of me. With Your help, I refuse to worry, fret or have any anxiety about it. Instead, I thank You in advance for meeting all my needs and working out this situation for Your glory. I trust in Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(9) Financial Provision — Malachi 3:10; Matthew 6:25, 31-33; Philippians 4:19
Father, I thank You for promising that if we would honor You with our finances by tithing and joyfully giving, that You would bless us abundantly. You know what we need, and You will provide for my family and me. I determine to seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, and I know that all the things we need (finances, food, clothing, shelter, etc.) will be given to us. I speak that there is financial peace in my life and what has been lacking begins to be filled and supplied. I declare that increase begins to surround my lifelong term and I declare a settling of all financial problems and issues. I declare financial provision comes now. In the Name of Jesus. You are always faithful to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
(10) Healing in My Body — Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24
Father, I believe Jesus Himself took stripes on His body so that I could be healed. He bore my sicknesses and diseases and carried my pains when He died on the cross. Therefore, by faith, I receive healing in my body. I believe that I am healed and that I will continue to experience excellent health in my life. We take authority over the curse of sickness, disease, viruses, pain, and suffering. In the Name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord, for healing me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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