Friday, October 7, 2011

31 Days of Virtue: Day 7

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

Today I am looking at the verse that inspired this series: Proverbs 31:10. Who can find a virtuous woman? is an online parallel Bible. There are many different words used in the different translations of Proverbs 31:10.

noble character
strong character

I think these are all great words to describe a godly woman. We must conform to moral and ethical principles; be morally excellent, upright, chaste (virtuous). We need to be efficient and competent (capable). Our character should be admirable (noble). We need to possess outstanding quality (excellent). We need to be attentive and persistent in doing anything (diligent). Our character should also be firm, uncompromising, and decisively unyielding (strong). We should have great and commendable character and value (worthy). And we need to be brave and courageous (valiant).

She sounds like the perfect woman, right? But aren't we also told to strive to be like Christ? He's perfect! How can we ever reach that goal? By staying on the narrow path, keeping in step with the Spirit, and running the race until we reach the finish line: eternal life with Christ! So don't get discouraged if some of these characteristics do not come easy for you. We all have our downfalls; we just have to get back up and keep running. Don't worry about who seems to be doing better than you or how far behind you think you are. That doesn't matter. All you need to do is keep your eyes on Jesus. Then everything else, including these characteristics, will fall into place.

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