Proverbs 31:10 A virtuous woman, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies.
If you look to the dictionary to define “virtuous”, Webster will tell you it means confirming to a moral and ethical principals, morally excellent; upright. Certainly those are great things to find in a woman. But that isn’t the Bible’s definition of “virtuous”.
The original Hebrew word, used in scripture is Chayil (khah’ -yil) and it means: A FORCE… AN ARMY… STRENGTH… ABLE… SUBSTANCE… WORTHY.
If we re-read the scripture using this definition, it reads “A strong, able, worthy, woman of substance, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies.”
Read that aloud. Do you find yourself sitting up a little taller, feel a little stronger, and your confidence increase? When the trials and tribulations of life come at you, remember who you are! You who were adopted by our Abba Father… daughter of the King. (1 Peter 2:9)
Father, I pray that I can see myself through your eyes: as a valuable, worthy and strong woman who is capable of doing what you ask of me. Let me hear your voice, direct my life and fill me with the courage to take the first step. Amen.