When we look for the Virtuous Woman in the Bible, we find the perfect description of her in Proverbs 31. This woman is everything. In my Bible, though, this passage only describes the “Virtuous Wife” in Proverbs 31. I did some more research through the Bible to see where else it talks about the Virtuous Woman.
I found at least ten important virtues throughout the Bible! So each day for the next ten days, I will be writing about one virtue each day that the Virtuous Woman is all about.
Today’s virtue is Faithfulness….
A Virtuous Woman seeks to serve God with all of her heart, body, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.”
So what exactly does that mean? How could we possibly love God with ALL of our heart and ALL of our soul and ALL of our mind?
How can we possibly show our human love to our all powerful God?
God tells us in 1 John 5:3,
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
In order to show our love to Him, we are supposed to keep His commandments. OBEDIENCE!
A Virtuous Woman walks in OBEDIENCE in order to show her FAITHFULNESS to God.
So obedience and faithfulness go hand in hand on this one!
“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Jesus even tells us in John 14:21 that we should show our love to Him and God through obedience.
Remember that long list of rules that God gave Moses? The ones on those stone tablets?
Yes, those are the commandments that we are supposed to be obeying!
In order to be faithful, we have to love God with ALL of us. There’s no such thing as partially, sord of, maybe loving Him! You’re either ALL in or completely out! God tells us that He wants us to show our love for Him by keeping His commandments through obedience.
And the best part is, no matter how unfaithful we are to Him, He will always remain faithful!
“if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
2 Timothy 2:13
That reassures me so much, because knowing that no matter how much I fail Him, HE WILL NEVER FAIL ME!
That helps me strive to not to fail Him… I want my love for Him to pour over every aspect of my life by being FAITHFUL like the Virtuous Woman!
I challenge you to OBEY God!
What are some ways that help you remain faithful and obedient to God?
Help us to remain faithful to you. Help us to obey your commandments and to be the example for others to follow just like the Virtuous Woman!
For it’s in your name I pray.