Bible Study- A Virtuous Woman

In the times that we live, the social media and the worldly view in general tries to blur the lines between men and women.

God did put a difference between men and women. He put a difference in the way our bodies look, he put a difference in the way we think and handle situations. Let’s face it our differences are what makes us compatible. We help each other. I am thankful we are not all unisex. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A MAN OR A WOMAN. Yeah, I’m hollering. I have no desire to be a man or do his duties. I do not feel slighted because i am not physically as strong as my husband.

The Bible tells us about the differences between us and they are wonderful.

Today I want to focus on the woman, Proverbs tells us of a virtuous woman, her price is far above rubies. I think that sometimes we get lost in this world and what is going on around us, we lose sight of what God truly wants from us. It seems that in todays society a Godly woman is looked down on. That raising children is seen as a burden. It’s not, raising children is a joy. As a mother I have often asked God not to let me ruin my children.I desired to be this kind of woman I read about in Proverbs. 31. I have failed many times and I knew I would come short in learning to be a mother, but I also knew I would strive to please God and that He could teach me to be a Godly mother. I think I am a better mother than I was in the beginning but I’ve had 21 years practice. I have seen in my children my strengths and my weaknesses. I am still learning and striving to be a virtuous woman. A woman that pleases God. I hope you will be encouraged to do the same. God Bless.

This weeks bible study comes from Proverbs.31 Read and Enjoy.

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

2What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

3Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

5Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

6Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

8Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

9Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman thatfeareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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