Today’s message is a very interesting passage of Scripture because it talks about God’s ideal of a virtuous woman, He is saying that this woman is the complete, perfect, woman. That is, she is God’s ideal of what a woman, a wife, and a mother ought to be.
Sometimes when you ask a woman what she does, she’ll say, “Oh, I’m just a housewife.” Well, if that is you, then I hope that you will never say that again after this message here today, because you’re going to find out that perhaps the most difficult, the most demanding job in all of the world is being what some people call a “housewife.” Now, I’d rather call her a “homemaker,” because she is not married to a house. So, I don’t like the word housewife; but indeed, she is a homemaker.
This is the ideal wife. Now, I don’t believe that there is anyone really like her in all of the world. Yet, God has put into His Word God’s standard, God’s ideal for wives, and God always deals in perfection with His standards.
Listen to me men, if you are married to a good and godly woman, as I am, happily so and for many years, I can tell you that I do not have words in my vocabulary to express to you how much I value my precious wife. I will also tell you that the real value, the real worth, of a wife is not in her outward charm—though I thank God for outward charm; it is not in the beauty of her face—though I thank God for that; but the real value of a wife is her virtue. God says “Who can find a virtuous wife? Her price is far above rubies.”
To her children, to her husband, and to her neighbors, she’s known as a godly woman, a woman who fears the Lord. That is her glowing witness. I am convinced that virtually all of the major problems that we have in America would change overnight if we just had some more women who met this standard of God’s virtuous woman. The Bible tells us that the only way to be this kind of a woman is to fear the Lord. It’s all possible because of Jesus.
Click on the link below to hear a message on God’s ideal of a virtuous woman.
This is a live recording of The Master’s Class Bible Study at LifeChange Church in Wichita, KS.