- Religion and Philosophy
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