Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”
1 Timothy 2:9 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”
1 Timothy 2:10 “But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”
Produces good works.
Proverbs 31:16 “She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.”
Speaks with wisdom and kindness.
Esther 2:15 “Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.”
Ruth 2:17 “So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.”
Is hardworking and sacrificial.
Proverbs 31:11-12 “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
Is trustworthy and honest.
Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”
Is led by the Word and not the world.
Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Is lighthearted. Recognizes that being positive, uplifting, and optimistic is helpful to all people. She also recognizes that being negative and pessimistic influences others to be the same way.
Revelation 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”
Revelation 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
The church is the wife of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 31:13, 15 “She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.”
Works willingly without needing to be told. She is not lazy.
Jeremiah 7:13 “And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;”
Mark 16:9 “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
Time and again throughout Scripture you can see that the Lord always “rises early” to get work done. Therefore, His people will do likewise.
Proverbs 31:27 “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Cares for her household.
Proverbs 14:1 “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”
Proverbs 21:19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Contentious = brawling, argumentative
She builds up her house and does not pluck it down with argumentativeness or fighting.
Ephesians 5:22-24 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”
Colossians 3:18 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”
Submits to her husband.
Ephesians 5:33 “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
Reverence = to show deep respect, adoration, honor, love, obedience
Listens to and respects her husband.
Titus 2:3-5 “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
Elder women teach the younger women. She practices self-control.
Proverbs 16:32 “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
Proverbs 25:28 “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”
1 Peter 3:1 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;”
The obedient behavior of a wife can/will lead to unbelievers to know the Lord.
1 Peter 3:3-6 “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”
1 Timothy 3:8-11 “Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.”
Ordained men must also have wives who are just as faithful.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 “And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.”
The Lord will let us leave … but wants us to be reconciled and return to Him.
Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Proverbs 31:11 “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.”
Proverbs 31:30 “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”
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1 Timothy 2:9-10 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.”
1 Peter 3:3-4 “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Proverbs 7:10 “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.”
Dresses modestly and not in a way which is suggestive or inappropriate. She will not put her looks on display, but will display the meek and loving character of Christ.
2 Kings 9:30 “And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.”
Unlike Jezebel, who had to paint her face because she was vain and only considered outward beauty, the woman of God has no need or desire to impress anyone with her looks. Her greatest desire is to please the Lord with the beauty of her meek, quiet, and obedient character.
Women of God can never be like women of the world
The world has enough women who are tough,
We need more women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse,
We need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude,
We need women who are refined.
There are enough women of fame and fortune,
We need women of faith.
We have enough greed,
We need more goodness.
We have enough vanity,
We need more virtue.
We have enough popularity,
We need more purity.