The Woman of Excellence

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

What marks a woman of noble character ? The Bible in Proverbs chapter 31 verses 10- 31 enumerates outstanding features of a wife of noble character. She is prized more than precious rubies. A woman's worth is not measured by her outstanding physical characteristics but by the nobility of her character.

(1) A trustworthy woman

"Her husband can trust her , and she will greatly enrich his life." Prov. 31:10

She is a trustworthy woman. She is not the kind that play around when her husband is far away from home. Her husband can count on her . She is completely honest to her husband. She is completely transparent to him, She will not hide anything from him. She will tell plainly all the expenses of her household.

She will greatly enrich the life of her husband.There are lots of beautiful women in the world, but many of them are bound to destroy their husbands. A former firstlady,a very beautiful woman , destroyed her husband's career and image. A woman is set out to build up or destroy her husband. A woman of noble character is a woman of God who will build up her husband, his career, his ministry,as well as his public image.

  • (2) An excellent helpmate

"She will not hinder him but help him all his life." Prov. 31 :12

She will be an excellent helpmate for her husband. She will build up his career and ministry. She will be a perfect helpmate in his ministry, his career and his business.

  • (3) A skillfull woman

"She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. " Prov . 32:13

She is a skillfull woman. She is creative and artistic.She is patient to do a needlework.She has no idle time. She make sure that every second of his life is productive.

  • (4) She is a very hardworking woman and highly organized.

"She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls." Prov. 31 : 15

She is an early riser. She probably wakes up at 4 AM, when everyone is still in deep sleep. She prepares breakfast for her household . she does not leave all the household chores to her servants to do. Her time is structured . She keeps a timetable for her servant girls. Planning and scheduling is very important to her. Her activities are well planned and organized.

  • (5) She has an enterpreneural spirit.

" She goes out to inspect a field and buys it, with her earnings she plants a vineyard." Prov. 31 :16

She is an entrepreneur. She has a keen mind for business. She sees to it that her investments are wise..She has wisdom in handling her earnings. She will not invest money on uselss matters.

  • (6) She is energetic.

"She is energetic and strong, a hardworker." Prov. 31 : 17

She is full of energy. She has so much to give. She is full of zest and vigor for life. She has healthy body and strong muscles.She is a hardworker. She is not busybuddy . Time is precious to her. She sees to it that her time is well spent. She has no time for gossips or watching crazy TV programs.

  • (7) She is wise spender.

"She watches for bargains, her lights burn late into the night." Prov. 31 : 18

She is a wise buyer. She watches out for SALE. She is a very industrious woman. She sleeps late in the night and wakes up very early. She has only very. Little amount of sleep. She does not love sleep and idle works like watching TV for hours.

  • (8) She is a giving woman.

"She extends her helping hand to the poor and open her arms to the needy."

Prov. 31: 20

A woman of noble character has a great heart to the poor and needy people.A true virtuous woman is the one who looks after the welfare of the poor and the weak. Her arms are open wide to their needs. You can count on her in times of your need. She has a compassionate heart

  • (9) She is prepared in times of adversity

"She has no fear of winter for her household because all of them have warm clothes." . Prov. 31 : 21

She is prepared for the hard times that are about to happen in the future. She is prepared for the education of her children, she is prepared when illness stike her family . She is prepared when crisis come, when srong typhoon come, even when economic recession come.

  • (10)She is clothed strength with dignity.

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs with no fear of the future."

Prov. 31: 25

The woman of God is a woman who cannot easily be shaken in times of adversities. She is clothed with strength and has no fear of the future because her confidence is solidly rested on God. The foundation of her life is built on solid rock. She is likened to the wise builder who built her house on the solid rock as portray by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 7 : 24. She is both hearer and doer of God's word. Her life is built on the very Word of God.She uphold highly the Word of God and it is the primary authority in her life.

Though adverse trial come upon her , she will not easily be shaken for her God

Is with her.Since she rested and built her life upon God's Word, her life is highly dignified. There will be no greater than the woman who truly honors God's Word and live it.

  • (11)She speaks with wisdom.

"When she speaks, her words are wise , and kindness is the rule when she gives

Instructions". Prov.31: 26

She will not speak nonsense words. She will not talk just to have something to say, or just to impress people.Her words may be few but powerful and has impact.

She speaks with kindness and tact whenever she gives her advise. She does not instruct to ridicule or put down a person.

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last , but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised." Prov. 31:30

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Hoodala 8 years ago from Mesa

Another great hub. There is no doubt that ou are a woman of excellence.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Hoodala. I am still far from being a woman of excellence.


Wehzo 8 years ago

I love it! I love it! This is a great hub. I often refer to this proverb when talking to my daughters. The way you explained, and gave it your unique insights makes it all the more accepting to this generation of young women.


aman 8 years ago

Gr8 hub,keep it up.

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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai

"When she speaks, her words are wise , and kindness is the rule when she givesInstructions". Prov.31: 26

You speak with wisdom, too, Cristina!


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Whezo, Aman and Kenny for the generous comments.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Whezo, Aman and Kenny for the generous comments.


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

What marks a woman of noble character ? The Bible in Proverbs chapter 31 verses 10- 31 enumerates outstanding features of a wife of noble character. She is prized more than precious rubies. A woman's worth is not measured by her outstanding physical characteristics but by the nobility of her character.

I consider I was a very fortunate guy to managed to get both 50 Years

Thanks for lovely theme and I would have to agree with Kenny Wordsmith

Great hub


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blessedmommy 8 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

Lovely hub, Cristina! I can see your teaching skills come through as you expound upon the verses. Great job! If we as the women of this world could just master Proverbs 31...well, the world we be a much different place for the better.


Dottie 8 years ago

Loved your hub. So much for us women to be. But I must be doing something right. I will be married for 25 yrs. in 2008 to the same man. Oh my!!! Dottie


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks MrMarmalade, blessedmommy and dottie for nice feedbacks Best regards to you all. In fact being a woman of Proverbs 31:10 to 31 is a life long process. It depends upon how far can a woman submit to God's word.

Dottie being married for 25 years to the same man is a great achievement. I congratulate you. You must be also a wife of noble character.


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soyelude 8 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

Nice one...as usual cristina. Maybe you should also write on 'MAN OF EXCELLENCE' to help guide men like me to be sure we are doing it right. Once again...great job!!


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Great hub!Certainly women are to be judged by the nobility of character.You are a prolific writer cristina.Thanks for sharing this.I loved it.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Lovely Hub. In the original language AND in the original English before the King James Version of the Bible "help" is the same word used for "help from the Lord." This indicates that the wife is to being the Power of God into the relationship. She is the husband's number one defender in his mission for God and he is hers as well.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Soyelude, Abhinaya, Pattty for the gnerous comments. God bless you and best regards. yy


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Cristina my "Ate" my Sister, I am reading through your some of your Hubs and I found this one very informative and well put together. Thankyou Cristina for your great work.

Sincerely,

KUYA Dave (Hug Hug)


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you Dave for appreciating this hub. Remain blessed.


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gracefaith 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Excellent hub! I love ministry regarding God['s design for women! A very refreshing and helpfully directional article built on God's own Word!

Grace and peace sister,

Fiona


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi gracefaith it is nice to hear from you. I am happy that you find this hub refreshing. It is very encouraging to read your comment. Remain blessed, Best regards.


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jagandelight 5 years ago from Florida

Fantastic hub.

You capture my spirit in your writing and that's not easy to do with me.

God is truly with you.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi jagandelight thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your comment is a great exhortation to me. Blessings and regards.


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matt6v33 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

hello young lady,

I chose this "Food For Thought" of yours, this day, for it reminds me of all those women who have wisely choose, to Follow The Way Of The Lord, for themselves, in their daily lives, ones, such as You!

U young lady, are clearly a "Trend Setter" for all women to follow. I pray this day, that they will do just that! Learn from you, and choose Wisely to Be like U!

Keep writing young lady, keep going for Him, for many women out in this Loss & Dying World Need You!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi matt6v33 it is good to see you again visiting one of my hubs. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your words of appreciation are great source of encouragement to me. Truly I am greatly encouraged by your comments. Thank you so much. Remain blessed always. Regards.


JRL 5 years ago

Each Erev Shabbat, following Jewish tradition, I read Eschet Chayil, Woman of Excellence, to my wife at our worship altar -- our dinner table -- for the Sabbath.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

cristina although written 3 years ago Gods word is the same always. I was grateful to be led here tonight. A reminder of what a daughter of our Living God has created the proverbs 31 woman to become. Praise God He is so awesome. Truly a beautiful woman to inspire to be. May this inspire many woman to allow the Holy Spirit to shape and mold us like the beautiful tree planted by the fresh living waters of Jesus Christ that He desires for His Daughters. Beautiful works for our Lord Sister. Just awesome Love ya sister in Christ Jesus.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hello skye2day it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Proverbs 31 should be the guiding principle for all christian ladies. If only christian women will take this Proverbs 31 into their hearts,we will have greater christian marriages. Your compliments are always great source of encouragement to me. Blessings to you always. Best regards.


Mary 4 years ago

that's amazing.. I think u r a great wife..I will follow you..thank you for opening my heart and mind....hope u dont mind if I share this with my friends..I want them to know what wife is.

u r awesome!


Liberty 4 years ago

I thought it was a terrific piece of info...very helpful and right on.

However, I do want to say that where u said she gets little sleep..well, God created nighttime for our bodies to rest, and to stay strong she must get the sleep needed to charge her body correctly. Getting very Lil sleep would not be a good thing. However there is a time and place for everything.:)

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