“How’s married life?”
Almost everyone that I encounter nowadays asked me this question.
“Great! Although I’m still trying to figure out how to work the washing machine… keke…”.
As a married woman now myself, I dive into God’s words and look for the recipe to be a good wife. And there is no other Scripture portion that even remotely gives such a detailed description of the “virtuous woman” as does Proverbs 31:10-31. Repeating some of the highlights, the woman that God’s Word describes as praiseworthy:
• is of noble character
• is fully trustworthy
• is an asset to her husband
• is domestically skilled <— (“o) !!!
• is concerned that her household be well and nutritiously fed (See MasterChef Attempt: Succeeded!!.)
• is diligent, arising before dawn and busy until after dark
• is endowed with a good business sense, even to the point of buying a field and planting a vineyard
• may have her own profitable home-based business
• is a hard worker
• is generous to and aware of the poor and needy
• is wise in preparing her household for the needs of the days to come
• is wise in ensuring that she and her family are well and appropriately clothed
• is in proper relationship to her husband, who is out conducting his business affairs at the city gates
• is a woman of wisdom
• shows dignity and strength
• is a faithful instructor to her children
• is diligent to watch over her household
• is the recipient of blessing and praise from her children and her husband
• is above all a God-fearing, godly woman!
Such a godly woman has been enshrined in the Scriptures for several thousand years as God’s role model for the virtuous woman of God. I can see from where I stand now, I still have a long way to go… Although I am still pretty much stucked in the kitchen and trying to figure out the washing machine. I wish I could resist the enticements of the antifamily feminist teachings of our day and embrace God’s vision of “virtuous women”. To such a woman God says, “Let her works praise her at the city gates.”