She brings her food from far away. She provides food for her family. She uses some of the money she earns to plant a vineyard. Her arms are strong. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. It is not a label that many will earn.
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There are some areas when we feel we do well, and others that many need improvement. A virtuous woman will recognize that her worth has nothing to do with appearance, talent, or the opinions of others. She will recognize that her past belongs in the past and a future awaits her. God does not expect perfection, but rather , perseverance. The Bible Gateway App makes it easy to read, hear, study, and understand the Bible.
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You are commenting using your WordPress. She seemed "obsessed" to me and wouldn't even leave the home unless her entire house was in order. How can a person love mopping floors every day? It was unnatural to me. When I got married I made sure my husband knew I was married to him and not the house.
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Now don't get me wrong. I keep a pretty good house, but it's not the main thing in my life. So when did this need to be a Virtuous Woman creep into my thinking? How would a woman like me with my mind set, fulfill Proverbs 31 in my life? How do you feel when you think of the Proverbs 31 woman?
Does it overwhelm you, make you feel guilty and like a failure?
Christian women have gotten the wrong concept when it comes to being the Virtuous Woman God really wants. Guilty or Not Guilty. Guilt became a feeling I couldn't overcome.
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I went looking for answers and read about everything I could on "guilt". What I came to realize is that most guilt is a misplaced feeling and wrong. There are reasons we feel guilt and some of it is based on our own disobedience, some is from the devil or others. But most of it is self-inflicted because of misguidance, self-worth issues and a need to be justified by others.
God doesn't want us to live with any guilt, so trying to measure up to the Virtuous Woman was all me, not Him. Why didn't I realize that God made me the way I am and being the kind of virtuous woman He wants is far from what the world wants.
Not Another Ordinary Book. While in a Bible book store I saw it in a sale aisle. As a woman, this got my attention, but the minister and counselor part bought the book Reading through the Table of Contents I came to realize the commonality I have with other women. Vicki Courtney shares her feelings and destroys the myth that God wants designer, cookie cutter, super women.
He has set a virtuous woman inside us all; we only need to look at His wonderful creation. Double Reference. The book is divided into twelve chapters. Her brief, but funny introduction seemed to be a picture of my own encounter with the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs As a student of scriptures, I know that this passage is a metaphor referring to the New Jerusalem, but it can also apply literally. It is known as a double reference or foreshadowing. Realizing that, the "make believe" lady didn't apply to me, or did it? Vicki Courtney. Highlights from the book:.
Measuring ourselves by the world's standards and not God's, gets you into a heap of trouble, guilt and self-doubt. Being a Virtuous Woman begins from changing our hearts Hosea see book p Chapter 2: Discusses "Finding self-worth" based on who God says you are Proverbs b. Deep inside every one is a need to feel loved, worthy and valued.