Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her so that he shall no need of spoil. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her – Proverbs 31:10-11, V.27-28.
As the Book of Proverbs begins with the Prologue (1:1-7) which gives the goals of wisdom in general terms, so now it concludes with this Epilogue (vv.10-31) which presents them in a case study. The opening word “Who can find ” position this woman as an ideal. The phrase “a virtuous wife” speaks of excellence, moral worth, ability, and nobility, not just marital fidelity. Such a woman is the ideal of wisdom in action.
Anyone who thinks about marriage need to be prepared for marriage. Sadly, to say many of our young women today is not ready neither are they prepared for marriage. Marriage is to be until one or the other die, it’s to be honored and respected. It’s not just a quick-fix to satisfy ones sexual desires for gratification without the penalty of not sinning against their body. Marriage has been ordained by God and its sacred.
When marrying both the wife and husband should be bringing plans and finances together as one. The wife is not the financial supporter of the family, the man should be the responsible source, but she also should be bringing some type of financial support to the marriage unless they have agreed for her to be a stay-at-home mom. If one or both has bad credit, the financial foundation most likely will be unstable and neither one is thinking about the future of their family.
The woman has an important role in making the family spiritual inclined as well as making a home feel like a home. She’s the one that gives her children spiritual incite of the principals of God, she’s the one that will pray for the families well-being. A praying mother will always know what is going on with her families well-being because she’s connected with the Father that will tell her what’s really going on in the family.
The wife prays for her husband, she admonishes him for the things he does for the family when the husband is built-up he will do everything he possibly can for the wife and for the family. Through wisdom and knowledge, she helps her husband with plans that will benefit the family. Her wisdom and knowledge come through her spending time with the Father, as He instructs her, she pours into her husband and children.
A praying wife is the foundation of a happy and peaceful marriage. Through her prayers, her family is kept safe, through her prayers, doors of opportunity are open for her and her family. Through her prayers, she keeps back the hands of people the adversary would use to destroy her and her family. Want to see a change in your marriage and family, connect with the Father on a regular basis, yield yourself to Him and He will direct you in every area of your life and the life of your family.