Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Virtuous Woman

"Who can find a virtuous woman?" (Proverbs 31:10) The Proverbs 31 woman is a rare jewel. She does it all! She is the ideal or model God has placed in His Word for us to pursue. Her husband has full confidence in her and she brings him good not harm. If you are married, the first order of business is to bring your husband good not harm. Look for his good points. Remember what attracted you to him in the first place. Learn to overlook some of his idiosyncrasies. He is most likely overlooking some of yours. The Proverbs 31 woman is a busy woman. She is not idle. She works with eager hands and she works vigorously. This has a lot to do with her attitude and some of us may need an attitude check. Are you facing your day's work with a feeling of resentment? Are you working with eager hands and with vigor? The amount of work you are able to accomplish depends on several personal circumstances, but the attitude with which you face your duties, comes from the heart. Let's let God check out our attitude and our heart. He can make it new. A worthy goal is to work toward becoming a virtuous woman, a rare jewel. Do not be discouraged if you are not all she is. Remember, she is the ideal and we want to become more like her. "Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." (Proverbs 31:30) Serving Him, Kay Martin


  1. Glad that this Proverbs 31 woman is a model for us to strive to be. She is hard hard to attain but thanks for reminding us of her model. I love reading the Proverbs and have very much enjoyed doing this this month as a class!! Hope you are continuing to feel better and get your energy back! Tell Mr. Eddie Welcome Home! Love, Jona Rae

  2. Thank you for reminding us what we are to strive to be. I appreciate to the time and effort you put forth to post a devotion every week. I look forward to reading it each week. I know you are glad Mr. Eddie is home and I'm thankful that they returned safely. Thanks for your prayers!

  3. Kay,Thank you so much for all you do. The devotional really helps me. Also, thanks for the leadership and great example. You do a wonderful job leading the Bible study on Wed. Your fine example and teaching means more than you know. Thanks!!Trina (PS I hope I'm doing this right)