Who can find a virtuous woman? Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. When you read a verse like this one of the first
things that comes to mind is what is meant by virtuous?
The first tool of every biblical student is an English dictionary. You cannot possibly understand if you don'y know what it is saying in English.
Definition of virtuous 1a: having or exhibiting virtue b: morally excellent : righteousa virtuous decision 2: chaste 3: potent, efficacious
So what is virtue
Definition of virtue 1a: conformity to a standard of right : morality : a particular moral excellence : a beneficial quality or power of a thing 3: manly strength or courage : va
This is a question that needs answering. Most would say I am on my side which is unfortunately how most Christians would answer it as well as most people in general. Those who have been around those who read the word might answer I’m on God’s side. Even that is not always true. We claim to be on God’s side but what do our actions show? Are you willing to do the things that will move the word of God? Are you one of the people when someone suggest a change in behavior you at least consider it or is your answer I stand approved before God and not you or any other person? That is taking a very narrow view of what the word says. You can only take the view of what a single verse says or you see it through the scope of the entire word of God. Eph 4:15 talks about us growing up in Hebrews it also talks about us maturing in the word. What the heck does that mean Don? I have been asked that question before and many times I couldn’t answer. I will try to do that here.