Valuable and Virtuous

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)

Virtuous, according to thesaurus.com, is synonymous with chaste, pure, worthy, honest, without reproach. It’s quite a long list, and filled with terms you’d see in Galatians 5 and Philippians 4– things that really ought to describe any Christian person.

A virtuous woman is valuable– and apparently rare.

A Proverbs 32 woman generally has self-image issues. Feeling of low or no worth, ordinary, dull.

I am a Child of God, a Daughter of the King of Kings. If you are saved (see “Gospel Basics” if you’re not sure), then you are too. We have virtue because Christ has virtue. Not only is a virtuous woman valuable– she was “bought with a price” (1 Cor. 6:20)–but she would not “sell out” to the lowest bidder.

The low self-image is a lie we tell ourselves. In some cases it’s a lie someone else has told us. Either way, it’s a false view of worth, and essentially holds us in bondage. We need to see it for what it is, and start viewing our worth in terms of Christ’s. “Worthy is the Lamb” is the victory song throughout the book of Revelation. If He is worthy, so are we.

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