It’s Day 2 of our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study!
Today, we’re going to dig into Proverbs 31:10:
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
In yesterday’s lesson, we learned being a Proverbs 31 Woman isn’t about deeds, but character. You can get caught up with yesterday’s lesson here!
Today’s video lesson we will dig into the meaning of the word “virtuous.” (And by the way, what’s so special about rubies?) It’s important to have a fundamental understanding of this word because it’s the foundation of all we will learn about the Proverbs 31 Woman, during our bible study time together.
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Have you ever really thought about what the word VIRTUOUS really means? I think you might be pleasantly surprised at its meaning!
Tune into today’s video lesson!
Bible Study Notes
- The word “virtuous” is the masculine noun “valor.” It’s used synonymously with describing the valor of a man!
- The Proverbs 31 Woman is like silk over steel – feminine on the outside, strong of Godly character on the inside. (Remind you, any, of yesterday’s lesson?)
- Forget about diamonds! They might be a girl’s best friend, but rubies are PRICELESS and so are you!
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The word “virtuous” is the Hebrew word “chayil”
It is a masculine noun that means:
- strength like a tree bearing fruit
- to bring riches
I find it fascinating that God would use the same word to describe the valor of a man, to describe the virtue of a woman!
Now, this doesn’t mean we should be like men or masculine in any way, instead we should focus our character on being synonymous with the meaning of this word. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s teaching, our focus isn’t on the deeds of the Proverbs 31 woman, but on her character.
So, ask yourself – how can I grow my character be virtuous (substitute the above meanings here)?
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She Is Silk Over Steel
I’m going to be bold and say the Proverbs 31 Woman is a woman who is silk over steel.
Her character and qualities are of strength, fitness, health, integrity, uprightness, and brings riches. Yet on the outside, she’s as feminine as silk – like a silk blouse or dress.
She is 100% woman. . . Feminine on the outside and stable in her very being (soul and spirit).
This is what your aim should be – strong, holy, Godly character, while still embracing and living in your beautiful femininity. God created women to be just like like this – Silk Over Steel!
Her Price Is Far Above Rubies
The last part of this scripture talks about the Proverbs 31 Woman’s price being far above rubies.
Did you know, in Biblical times, diamonds were the least valued gemstone? Rubies had the greatest value and highest commodity of any gemstone. They were considered the “creme de la creme” of gemstones and highly sought after by the wealthiest of people.
In our day and time, we place a high value on diamonds. Women go ga-ga for a diamond ring and will show it off to the world!
And to think, rubies are where the true value is found.
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but rubies are priceless!
Take for a moment and consider your worth and value. . .
You are fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)
You are so important that God created great plans for you, while you were in your mother’s womb! (Jeremiah 29:11)
You are so precious to God that He sings and rejoices over you! (Zephaniah 3:17)
Think for just a moment about the worth and value you bring to your family, friends, and the world as a whole!
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I pray today’s lesson blessed you BIG! We have so much more to glean and learn in our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study together!
Be sure to check out the next lesson in The Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study Series! We’re going to talk about becoming that “good thing” to our husbands and why this is so important to him and our marriage.
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Two big things we learned today: The true meaning of “virtuous” and the value of rubies. How does this change your understanding of what it means to be a Virtuous Woman? I’d love to hear your thoughts! You can chime in, by clicking here!
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