We all know what the bible says a virtuous woman is like – let’s take a look at her description in Proverbs 31:10-31 (KJV)
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
The number of us ladies who feel we fall far short of this image of perfect womanhood! Well I offer you a couple of inspiring examples today – there are women out there who in their own way are fighting the good fight to be virtuous, thrifty and wise when it comes to caring for their families. They may not be Christian role models in other areas, who knows, but we can take some inspiration from their efforts for sure.
This mum saves lots of money through using coupons when she shops, and even buys extra which she donates to charity. She now also runs a website showing you how you can do the same – it’s linked in the article. Click here to read more: Link
This bride spent eight months crafting tissue paper flowers and cloth bunting to make her special day with her new husband complete. They saved a large sum of money compared to many weddings these days, and she has now released a book telling you how you can do the same! Click here to read more: Link
Women can be powerhouses of ideas, plans and practicality – it’s a pleasure to see these two ladies thinking wisely and helping others to do the same.
God Bless you