Proverbs 31 Woman

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One of my favorite books in the bible is Proverbs. It is full of instruction for daily Christian living. Chapter 31:10-31 tells  us about a great woman. A woman who is praised for her many good works and qualities. Many women put her on a pedestal; thinking becoming like her is near impossible. However,  we should desire to be like this woman. This is no small task. How to accomplish it requires a closer look.

(Pro 31:10)  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
What Exactly is Virtue?
     As Christians we should strive to be virtuous.
(2 Peter 1:5)  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
But what is virtue? How do we acquire it? The Hebrew word used is חיל(chayil). Strong defines it as "probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources".  Webster's defines it as "a conformity to a standard of right". So we learn that virtue is a force of good and to gain it we must conform to a standard of right. That standard of right is God's will. This is something we, as Christians, should be striving to do daily.




Of course, this is just the beginning of our journey to becoming like the virtuous woman. Join me next week  for a look at more qualities
     

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