The Virtuous Wife
10 Who[ can find a [virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
What does being virtuous mean?
“Having or showing high moral standards” Often when we read Proverbs 31, and think “I CAN’T POSSIBLY LIVE UP TO SUCH A DESCRIPTION” but remember…God never set anything before us that we can’t live up to…so let’s break it down slowly.
Can we, as women, be virtuous? Can we live having high moral standards? Yes, yes we can. We can set standards for ourselves and live with those standards every day. It’s not that we will be perfect, nor should we strive for perfection. We’ve set the standards. We know what they are and so do others around us. Now we live our best life.
The Bible tells us if we live to these standards that are value is far above rubies. One of the most popular traditional jewelry stones, ruby is exceptionally durable. Its colors — always red — can reach vivid levels of saturation. Fine-quality rubies are some of the most expensive gemstones, with record prices over$1,000,000 per carat.
We know that as Moms, Daughters, Grandmothers that live in this world that we have to be durable. Maybe that is why God described us using this precious gem. And what a beautiful gem. Bright red, vibrant, worth a great deal of money. YOU MY FRIEND ARE WORTH A GREAT DEAL to those around you, to your families, and to God!