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Proverbs 31: The Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom - The Virtuous Woman

Updated on January 26, 2021
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Pastoral Counselor ordained Elder/Minister Ambassador at Alpha 7 Ministries M.A.Christian Clinical Counseling &Certified in CreationTherapy

Wisdom of Leaders

The Proverbs are a phenomenal compendium of life changing pithy sayings. There is a remarkable undeniable wisdom found here like nowhere else. Proverbs marvelously warms the heart and lights the spiritual path of the believer. It can also capture the attention of unbelievers as well. The majority of this brilliantly wonderful sacred manuscript was composed by the astutely intelligent King Solomon. It is in his latter days of life he candidly shares his plethora of trustworthy, prudently judicious awe-inspiring wisdom. This is the last and final Proverbs in this prodigious series on “Proverbs The Goldmine Of SPIRITUAL WISDOM!”

There is an indescribable luxurious wealth of expressed wisdom within these (31) thirty-one Proverbs! King Solomon came to the throne with great promise and privilege! He had the opportunity to ask God for anything in the entire world! Yet he asked for “a discerning heart!” He wanted to know how to properly lead God’s people. God gave him innumerable riches as well as immeasurable wealth!

God's promise to King Solomon

“Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have you asked for death for your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never be anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for - both riches and honor…” I King 3. No doubt he was the wisest man to ever live. He prolifically composed over 3,000 Proverbs. Throughout this series I have shared tidbits of King Solomon’s extravagant, eventful and tumultuous life. There is much to learn from this man of prominence who was bestowed with God’s Favor.

About King Lemuel

This has been a wonderful enlightening expeditious journey through these marvelous Proverbs. What is so amazing is that this particular one is of the most legendary Proverbs; yet it was written by someone who is literally unknown. King Lemuel is the noted attributed author of Proverbs 31. However we do know that Lemuel was also a king. Lemuel means “devoted one!” How ironic this Proverbs was taught to him by his wise godly mother. She knew how to empower and teach her son without trying to diminish his manhood. This Proverb is full of prudent precepts and warnings. What an immense reputable legacy to pass down to one’s child.

The Wisdom of the Proverbs

Proverbs is a superb book of intense practical wisdom. It contains invaluable instructions for living. Here one can become wiser, prosperous, spiritually sound, well rounded and bountifully "BLESSED!" We are persistently encouraged to live effective God centered lives. It prolifically, creatively and solicitously instructs us in the areas of folly, righteousness, unrighteousness, goodness, evil, wickedness, lust, gossip, pride and Love! It tackles subjects such as hate, humility, justice, marriage, family life, day to day living, neighbors, friends, co workers, business affairs, laziness, anger, strife, wealth and poverty. Oh and so much much more! There are a plethora of golden spiritual nuggets to mine and enjoy. These Proverbs are indeed an endless and wealthy “Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom!”

There is much to learn from the Proverbs. It is highly recommended to read a Proverbs each day along with your daily personal Bible Study. There is one for each calendar day. If you forget a day, just start on the day where you are… Each time you read a Proverbs it will enhance your spiritual insight. Our spiritual well-being is as or more so, important than our physical well-being. It is what governs our mind.

There is so much ongoing spiritual warfare throughout this world. From government authorities, between countries, social service organizations, police departments, communities, neighborhoods, on the job, within God's Church as well as within marriages and families. LORD HELP US! The United States of America Government even at one point was "SHUT DOWN!" OH MY! GOD is speaking to all of us. We must get better at taking the time to listen. How we deal with all of this impacts our overall health and well-being. The Proverbs contains timeless beneficial sound wisdom that continues to expose the many problems, and realities of life. The wise practical instructions therein also provides us with fundamental principles and concepts! When applied they can abet us to better resolve conflict and issues that can help any and everyone throughout the world.

Hokhmah is a Hebrew word which literally means; “skill” or “wisdom.” Mashal mean; “comparison, similar, parallel. The Proverbs are poignant observed illustrations in the form of couplets and brief wise succinct sayings. They produce discernment, wisdom, competence, prudence and spiritual growth in the assiduous disciplined student when applied within their life situations.

The Proverbs intended purpose is clearly to instruct us all in godly living and to impart wisdom to help us become efficient and effective. The spiritual insight here is inclusive of and drawn from a mammoth resource of personal experiences. Here we can learn much from others without going through the same exact experiences by listening and gleaning from the precious wisdom nuggets learned. There is a host of vivacious and earnest examples here that share the acquired lessons from their own personal tragedies and experiences. The Proverbs have the most honorable intentions to direct us and help us how to live closer to the LORD.

God is so willing to help us. Here His heart pours out to us all throughout this Proverb from King Solomon, Agur & King Lemuel! Wisdom is calling aloud in the streets, shouting from the roof tops and making a plea to our carnal mind to embrace the mind of God revealed. We must be willing to listen, take heed and apply these marvelous wisdom benefits in order to attain a better life. The path to wisdom is strenuous and a constant ongoing process of growing spiritually.

The Virtuous Woman

The Proverbs throughout their duration have a lot to say about relationships and women. There is an enormous amount of verses reflecting their attributes as well as shortcomings. Herein contains a dubious assortment of role models. They teach us of queens, prostitutes, seductive women, weak, fallen women, jealous women, strong, wise, contentious wives, wonderful wives, trustworthy, honorable, noble women and yes “The Virtuous Woman!"

This fascinating Proverbs contains the amazing, remarkable and most celebrated illustrious spiritual portrait and glorious attributes of “The Virtuous Woman.” In this last Proverbs she dominates the scene. She embodies the strong spiritual qualities of the ultimate godly woman. Her evident virtuousness represents strength, love, dignity of character and integrity.

Proverbs 31:10-31; within these marvelous descriptive verses includes an acrostic of twenty-two verses! Within each verse consecutively composed is the complete Hebrew Alphabet represented by the first letter of each verse.

~ Proverbs 31 ~

Proverbial Lesson Highlights

Instructions for Leaders

The first verses of Proverbs 31:1-9 starts by giving essential and wise necessary advice for “Leaders” in order to lead effectively. How can you properly lead others and by pass the Creator and Sustainer of life? The most important possession in life to seek to possess is our relationship with the LORD.

This Proverbs starts with King Lemuel's mothers candidly and lovingly commencing to teach her son the benefits of GODLY WISDOM. Her commitment to her son and her husband are without question. So much so she refers to her son as "the son of my vows!" She wants him to become a strong wise responsible man and king of integrity. This dedicated wife, mother and business savvy woman wants what is best for her son, family and household. She even extends herself to help others who are less fortunate.

How interesting that this Proverbs commences with an explicit stern warning. “Do Not spend your strength on women...” According to the Word of God; King Solomon the wise and richest man to ever live, had (700) seven hundred wives and (300) three hundred concubines. Although he had clear instructions from the Lord not to; He still married foreign women who did not believe in the Lord. This became an ongoing problem. He allowed them to subsequently lead him away from the Lord. He was “unequally yoked” with them. Keep this in mind as he shares his experiences! It is important that we always remember to give honor to God first in our relationships! No doubt that King Lemuel was aware of this!

God is our Maker and Creator. He definitely knows what is best for each of us. He allows us to choose His way or just “do your own thing.” However there are bitter consequences when we make choices outside His will for us. Being a woman who truly loves the Lord brings much "PEACE & CONTENTMENT." This why it is so very important to know His Word for ourselves. It is only in HIM will you ever find true "Security & Significance!"

We are also warned here about the downfall of drinking too much wine. Wine can cloud one’s good judgment and cause them to act indignantly and or make brash impulsive decisions! King Lemuel‘s mother gave him sound godly advice that he candidly shares in this Proverb.

King Solomon was a great King! His earthly kingdom was one of great prominence. He handled the pressures of being a king well, but he faltered greatly in his personal and family life. In his later years, he repented and here he candidly shares with us the sentiments of his heart... God wants us to be successful in ALL areas of our lives! We must take God’s Word seriously and consider what He has told us. There are always dire consequences for not listening.

Qualities of the Virtuous Woman

This noteworthy legendary Proverb describes in detail the “Virtuous woman; a strong godly compassionate feminine woman with outstanding qualities which exude confidence. She is an intelligent, God-fearing, beautiful both inside and out, resourceful, well rounded married woman. She presents herself in a ladylike fashion and is always appropriately well groomed for any occasion. It is quite evident that her husband respects and completely trusts her. Single women, you too can be or become a virtuous woman. Don't compromise godly principles just to be accepted. God stands with you as you stand on His principles. Ask God to place the desired mate in your life at the proper time. In the meantime commit your life to Him. Don't give yourself away in an uncommitted relationship.

Rubies were a much-valued treasure during this time. There were also rare sought after pink pearls from a mollusk that were found in the Red Sea. This woman is compared and contrasted with a brilliant gemstone of much value that was not easily found. It is important to consult God whenever seeking a spouse. When making the commitment to marry God’s Way you want to make sure that you share the same core values. Being unequally yoked makes marriage much more difficult to find a principled balance. Being patient is important it helps you to better discipline yourself. God has a reason for telling us not to be unequally yoked. It is well worth it to wait on the right spouse... In a God-centered marriage, you will better grow together in the right way. Being able to TRUST your spouse is very important!

Marriage is holy in the eyes of GOD

In this 21st century many seek to change the true meaning of marriage. The Supreme Court of America actually voted against the Word of God in favor of legalizing "same sex unions." Know that God has not changed His design for marriage. Marriage is supposed to be the ultimate relationship between a man and a woman with God as the center. It is ordained by God. Many marriages do not make it because they lose or shift their focus to man made ideas away from what God says. One or both spouses seeks solace from the world rather than from submitting to the will of the Lord. They do not subscribe to God's order in their life. Some do not take the time to really get to know their spouse before marriage. Others do not consider God at all…

The virtuous woman is a strong woman of God who knows who she is! She realizes that a man does not complete her. She knows it is God who completes both the man and the woman. They are in fact a team working side by side in marriage growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord! She graciously submits to her husband. They mutually desire to be governed by and wholeheartedly embrace God's principles of life and living. Her commitment and allegiance to both God and her husband are unquestionable! Her family and household are important to her and there is much order in her life. She is efficient, prudent, organized and frugal and is able to manage her household well as well as business affairs wisely. She is not at all negligent or slothful she does her husband good and not evil! She lives to please the LORD. She is an asset to both her husband, family, and friends.

A strong woman with style

The virtuous woman is a discerning woman. She continuously consults the Lord for direction. Her ways are not dominated by the ways of the world nor is she oblivious to what is going on. She does not get bogged down in trivial matters. Nor wastes her time in idle gossip. She is consistent and forthright, strong yet feminine! She works willingly with her hands to provide for her husband and family. Yet she also reaches out to help others. She is not at all selfish or self-centered. Her focus is upon God! She is a good manager. She knows how and is equipped to handle business transactions of all kinds. She realizes that there is always more to learn and humility is a virtue. She wants what is best for her family and they are adorned in the finest appropriate quality clothing of beautiful workmanship and detail.

There is a lot here to consider. How does this apply now? There is nothing wrong with fine apparel as mentioned. To be able to dress appropriately and properly at any given time is useful and needful. (in this day and time people will wear some of everything anywhere...) There has been a trend moving toward unisex dressing. The distinction between male and female in casual clothing has greatly diminished. Don't just accept every trend. Make a conscious effort as to how you present yourself. It is important to develop your own style.

Purple, for example, was a prized color often thought of to be suitable for royalty! It took a lot of tedious time and expense to attain purple dye. The color was extracted from a mollusk whose glands was crushed and excreted red and purplish hues when exposed to the air. It was often imported from afar therefore costly and those who were wealthy were afforded these colorful garments. Quality clothing will last and fits much better. My point is this; the virtuous woman did not dress shabby. She had impeccable taste and was gifted in this area. She was able to provide, purchase and or make suitable clothing for herself and household within her budget. In the Old Testament or New Testament, wealth and godliness are not incompatible!

There is an artful expression in how one dresses and presents themselves. How you present yourself formally or casually are important. Do not just dress for others. Don't look good just when you leave home... This does not mean that this is your primary focus. Today it is “come as you are” for worship and dress up for work and proms? Or Resurrection Day, Christmas and special occasions! One can wear drab, inexpensive or fine clothing yet still inappropriately be adorned in pride fullness! There needs to be a balance. It is important to be neat, clean and tidy in whatever you are adorned. We who are HIS Church should set the standard for the world! Instead on many occasions the Church follows and conforms to the patterns of the world. Think about it? Should we not give God our best in all that we do?

The temple was built with the finest materials

The Bible goes into great detail to explain how the Temple was constructed out of the finest materials. There was extraordinary workmanship and intricate detailing upon its furnishings. The walls were adorned in precious stones and gold. The garments worn by those who ministered and attended the upkeep on the Temple were dressed in finely designed marvelous apparel. See I Kings! The problem is not in the clothing... No matter how we adorn ourselves on the outside it is important to know; True Beauty comes from deep within! God knows our hearts so learn to live to please and Praise God!!

More characteristics of the Virtuous Woman

The Virtuous woman adorns and girds herself with strength, humility and honor. Gird means to bind yourself up with something. There is a reservoir of inner strength exuding from this wonderful, loving, versatile, brilliant, unique, discerning, phenomenal, caring compassionate woman. There is very little time for idleness; her days are long and ever so productive. There is nothing lackadaisical about her at all. Yet she realizes the great benefit of laughter and joy being a part of her household! The welfare of her family is important, she rises early in the morning and is often up late in the evening. She is a happily contented and well adjusted woman who embodies plenty fine desirable qualities that most women should seek regardless if you are single or married! Her countenance reflects that she has been in the presence of the Lord. Spending time with the Lord is so very important!

The Virtuous woman is a woman of character and gives sound godly counsel and advice. She is unique in herself and confident in the LORD. She is serious in her commitment to the Lord and does not compromise her values in order to be accepted. Grace and Mercy are her companions and Truth and Love adorns her heart. She knows that what matters most is what matters to God She embraces His principles over those of the world. “Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of ungodly people. Nor stands in the way of sinners. For His delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law does he meditate day and night…” Psalms 1.

Godliness is accompanied by happiness, peace and contentment! This is what it means to be BLESSED. Even when she is overwhelmed and things are not going her way a woman of God Believes and Trusts the Lord. Her deep Faith in Him reassures her that it is only for a season. A godly woman is committed to TRUTH! This woman is trusted and praised by her husband and family. We can all learn so very much from this marvelous Proverbs.

Living Before an Audience of One

We are all forever growing as long as we are on this side of Heaven. Let’s get busy becoming all the Lord intended us to be. Commit to live for the Lord everyday! Spend some time alone in His presence. He will then direct you on the narrow path that lead to Him. He is the ultimate “Audience of One!” He is the only Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God! We have everything in Him that we will ever need! He truly is; The Most HIGH GOD! “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all that live in it, for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His HOLY place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart…” Psalms 24.

The Virtuous woman is continually adorned by God’s transforming Grace, Love and His Favor is resting upon her!

This series on the PROVERBS concludes by sharing with us:

The Virtuous Woman: The Wife of Noble Character”

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and she lacks nothing of value. She brings him GOOD, not harm; All the days of her life, She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships bringing food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it: out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out by night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the handle of the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has not fear for her household; for ALL are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is clothed with STRENGTH & DIGNITY; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks WISDOM and FAITHFUL instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise and called her BLESSED; her husband also, and he PRAISES her:

Many women do noble things, but you surpass them ALL. Charm is deceptive Beauty is fleeting; But a woman who FEARS the LORD is to be praised. Give her the rewards she has earned. And let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

~ Live everyday; "To GOD Be The GLORY!" ~



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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      Prayerhub, The Proverbs are marvelous they contain a wealth of Spiritual WIsdom! I have written a hub on each Proverb feel free to comment on them as well. Thank you for stopping by to share. Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      6 years ago from Padova-Italy

      Proverbs is the oil with which wisemen and women grease their words. God has spoken to us in various forms, He does not speak carelessly like men, He has even chosen proverbs in order to reach all.Tell us more in proverbs.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Stars, Thank You! I wanted to represent women of all ages and colors from all over the world... Yes love really is a "wonderful gift from God!"

      Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      10 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A very beautiful hub, and so well written. The photos of the ladies in different ages is wonderful and sweet. The beautiful people in the pictures have so much to contribute to love, and to wonderful relationships. What a wonderful gift from God such as love and devotion. God Bless You and your sweet children and loved ones.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Steffsings. Thank You! We all are "works in progress." God does make a distinct difference in our lives! He is the Master Potter! The protrait of a virtuous woman allows us to view what some of those many differences are!

      God is Awesome and He can and does work realistically and miraculously in our lives. This Proverbs provides married as well as single women with a message of Hope when you are committed to His will and way! It also speaks volumes to the men...

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share. Your commments are welcomed and appreciated! Please do come again! In His Love, Joy Peace & Blessings

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      10 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      EXCELLENT! "Her ways are not dominated by the ways of the world nor is she oblivious to what is going on." Thank you for bringing this point out to the light! Ladies we must be in-not-of, and closing our eyes to the cry of a hurting world is not Biblical nor is it an option.

      This portrayl of a Virtuous woman/wife includes (just as you've eloquently stated) GOD/Family/Work/Community... She did not neglect a thing.

      I have often heard this applied to Wife/Mother only, but I agree: there is a lot of wisdom for all women(regardless of marital status)

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      James A Watkins, Thank you I am humbled by your kind choice of words! There is a plethora of wisdom here in these marvelous pithy Proverbs! So nice of you to stop by!

      What is so wonderful is that God Knows our hearts and who we truly are and that is what matters most! It is in Him we find true “security and significance! As long as we are on this side of heaven there is room for improvement and spiritual growth...

      What is so amazing is whoever you are and wherever you are in life God CAN make a difference! There is always HOPE in the LORD! I pray that many will see in this 31st Proverb that it can be rewarding seeking the Lord’s will and way… The Proverbs speaks to my soul they encourage us all to embrace the spiritual benefits of applying God’s Word! Thank you as always! In His Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!

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      James A Watkins 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      This has been a great series. You are a gifted teacher. A woman such as described here is a blessing to all who come in contact with her. What a difference between a Godly woman and the narcissistic nihilists we are surrounded by in America today. God Bless You!

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Habee, The Proverbs are wonderful! We all can certainly learn a lot from Solomon! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Great lesson. Solomon knew what to ask God for, but most of us don't.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Creativelycc, I am so glad you are inspired and refreshed! You have further inspired me! It is certainly much Peace knowing that the Lord has a purpose and plan for each of us! The Proverbs are truly amazing! There is so much more here to learn… Be encouraged! So nice of you to stop by to share! Thank You as always, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      AM Werner, The PROVERBS are indeed marvelous !!! I Love this Proverbs! It is so inspirational! It also shows us ALL that there is always room for improvement! My godly mother taught me “We are forever becoming…”

      I think this Proverbs expresses the importance of knowing what strength is…. It takes more strength to resist than to give in … King Solomon candidly shares what happens when one marries someone who they are not equally yoked with…. Within the context of marriage this all changes because the “two become one” Marriage is beautifully sanctioned by GOD! In this 21st century there is much “Spiritual Warfare” to undermine “MARRIAGES GOD”s WAY!” “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!” In HIM we have the VICTORY!!!

      Your insightful comments are always very much appreciated! You further enrich the lessons taught in these Proverbs! We are on one accord here! You have grasped my sincere intent…. “It is imperative that men who claim to be of the Lord not be so easily led from their first love. As you have highlighted so wonderfully in other hubs,” One must “be strong in the LORD…!”

      “A virtuous man will invest his whole industry in Christ, rising early and sincerely. As a virtuous wife speaks volumes of her husband,..” Amen! & AMEN!! God’s order is amazing.. It is through obedience to HIS WORD we are better able to live to please Him! We are to seek Him above ALL else! “Seek ye first HIS Kingdom and HIS righteousness.”

      May the Lord continue to Bless and Keep you and your lovely family! Thank you for sharing as always, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      10 years ago from Maine

      Wow, this is so beautiful, inspiring and refreshing. So good to always hear how the Lord adores virtuous women. You have captured the very essence of the intention of womanhood in this hub and rewards reaped by being a virtuous woman of the Lord. God Bless You Sister DeBorrah!

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      Allen Werner 

      10 years ago from West Allis

      DeBorrah, I have always believed Chapter 31 to be a fitting and beautiful end to the Proverbs. I have heard many men say that they cannot see much in it for them, but I always remind that in the greater scheme of spiritual salvation, those that are saved are referred to as the Bride of Christ and thus it has great wisdom for all. You mentioned right off, verse 3, and how a man should not give his strength unto women. If we look at that from Christ's perspective, we see how Yahshua resisted all the temptations this world had to offer by seeing the wider picture. It is imperitive that men who claim to be of the Lord not be so easily led from their first love. As you have highlighted so wonderfully in other hubs, the temptation to fornicate and commit adultery is ever present, and a good committed man does not fall if His eyes remain steadfast on the Lord. He does this by doing what a virtuous women does for her husband. A virtuous man will invest his whole industry in Christ, rising early and sincerely. As a virtuous wife speaks volumes of her husband, making him known in the gates - so too does a good Christian man speaks volumes of Christ, when he is faithful and confesses his loyalty through word and deed.

      P.S. Our youngest daughter has a habit of getting up on some mornings and reading this Proverb to her mother, just to let her know how much she loves her. My wife gets a teary-eye everything time she does this.


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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Skye, You have such a sincerity about you that I simply adore it permeates your words! I am pleased to hear that this series has been helpful… I pray that it continues to be as well! There is so much in these PROVERBS! They truly are a rich wealthy Goldmine of Spiritual Treasure! I too have been blessed by this marvelous godly wisdom… There is so much here to learn and apply! GOD TRULY IS AWESOME! The pictures are meant to represent women from all walks of life around the world…

      I am encouraged and humbled by your gracious comments! I too am thankful that our paths have crossed as well! Keep looking to the Lord! In His time He WILL work everything out for your good! It is always a delight! May He continue to Keep you and David in His care! Hugs!!! In HIS Love, Peace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!!!

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      10 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Deborrah Hello SISTER. I love you. You have Blessed many with proverbs teachings. I am so grateful that your teachings will stay here. The Holy Spirit pours out of you my friend. I will return I have much catching up to do on your teachings.

      Deborrah Gods favor shines in you. You are a gem yourself. I would venture to say a Beautiful glorious RUBY.(-; I love your pictures. Awesome. Hugs Galore. Keep Pressing on. I am thankful our paths have crossed. God is so GOOD Amazing Love He is. All Glory to the Father. Hugs Galore sister.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Nobody Thank you for you for sharing and adding more insight! There is so much to learn here in these wonderful PROVERBS!

      You are Point on about the Virtuous womam being "set for the battles of life...!" It is important that we keep in mind that there is much spiritual warfare about us to attempt to pull us away for our Center. Rather than focus on God it wants us to focus on it... GOD is ABLE!

      This woman of God has so much to teach all of us!

      Bob, thank you for stopping by to share. In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Lady E, The PROVERBS really are truly wonderful! You must read them regularly! There is so much wisdom available that I am sure you will embrace and appreciate... Of course I recommend at least one a day...

      You are quite welcome! Elena Thank you as always for stopping by to share! I am glad that you have been enjoying the series! In HIS Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 

      10 years ago from Rochester, New York

      The literal translation of virtuous is "war-worthy" and says a lot about the toughness of the noble woman. She is set for the battles of life and the spiritual battles she will face herself and for her family. I as a Christian man the value of this woman and how her testimony lends strength and honor to me and my household. Loved the hub sister. Love you too. Bob.

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      10 years ago from London, UK

      Wow! Thanks so much for the teachings in proverbs. I have learnt a lot and will refer to them again.

      They say a woman's beauty is really her virtue.

      The whole series must have taken you a lot of time to prepare and write. May God reward your labour of love.

      Elena xx

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Besobergospel! If time permits please see more of this series on the Proverbs! Thank you for stopping by to share your words of encouragement!

      I must say I truly Love the Lord! I am Thankful that my husband agrees with you! In HIS Love Peace & Blessings!

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Aevans, Thank you for your kind, inspiring and encouraging comments! There is a wealth of wisdom in these Proverbs from which we all can benefit. I have merely scratched the surface! It has been a pleasure to share this journey. It is a Blessing when you Know and are confident in who you are in the Lord! We share a rich spiritual heritage in the Lord!

      It is my sincere desire to encourage a growing desire in others to draw closer to the Lord! In Him you can discover the true meaning of life! With everything going on about us in this world there is much comfort and Peace in truly Knowing the Lord! Let’s continue to urge others to come to know the Lord and share this Joy we share in knowing Him! So nice of you to take the time to stop by and share. Your comments and thoughts again are much appreciated! Please do come again. In HIS Love, Joy & Peace!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Vladimir Uhri, Thank you for stopping by Bro... In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      MM Del Rasario, You are quite welcome! Thank you for stopping by to share. Please do come again. In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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      10 years ago

      Dear Deby,you are also a virtuous woman,keep it up.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Rev Lady, The Proverbs are truly marvelous! This has been wonderful! Your often shared expository comments throughout this series have been much welcomed and I am sure most beneficial to all!

      “What the world classifies as wealth and riches seems almost ridiculous when measured against one of THE most precious commodity to be found in all of human existence wisdom.” Amen! We are rich in the Lord with Spiritual Blessings! God has Promised to supply all our needs according to His riches... All His promises are true!

      King Solomon is an excellent example of both material and spiritual blessings! These Golden Spiritual Nuggets are full of amazing wisdom. He having had it all testifies to the fact that a tremendous void still exists that only God can fill! We can learn so much from The Proverbs, each time you read them there is more revealed! As you well stated they contain: “wisdom which cannot never be superseded or surpassed.” Amen & AMEN!!

      As always thank you for your encouraging words! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings! To GOD er The GLORY!

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      10 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      You continue to be such a blessing and impact so many of us on HubPages. I am a virtuous woman and do take pride in how I dress and look, no matter what I am wearing. I also agree that a man does not make you, but when both of us are evenly yoked then both of us are one. I do fear the Lord and I can only pray that others do too! Thumbs up! :)

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      10 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you and bless you sis.

    • MM Del Rosario profile image

      MM Del Rosario 

      10 years ago from NSW, Australia

      a very interesting read... thanks for sharing your thoughts...blessings....

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      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      DeBorrah, your lectures on Proverbs has been astounding to say the least.

      As you have stressed throughout, wisdom is a quest for real value in life that each of us should take very seriously. Those of us living in the Spirit of God understand the superiority of the true “wisdom” revealed in the Proverbs. What the world classifies as wealth and riches seems almost ridiculous when measured against one of THE most precious commodity to be found in all of human existence wisdom.

      I appreciate your reflections on marriage, woman of virtue, as well as your penetrating insight that life's nonmaterial values transcends all; that only in things of the spirit does life attain meaning.

      Lastly, in each of your “wisdom” hubs was detected the call to turn away from lesser things and to seek the serene worth found in the ways of God.

      Thank you for all the work, time, research, wise counsel and love you put into taking us through the glorious wisdom of Proverbs; wisdom which cannot never be superseded or surpassed.

      May the Lord in whom we live and move and have our being, continue to meet your every need. God bless you!

      Forever His,


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