* As part of my yearly goals, I read and meditate on a good book every month or two and I would like to do a series of my own thoughts and meditations from it.
TITLE: Beautiful in God’s Eyes: The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman
AUTHOR: Elizabeth George
NUMBER OF PAGES: 264
Growing up in the church, I’ve always heard about the Proverbs 31 woman, better known as the “virtuous” woman. Whenever I hear about her from Sunday school, ladies group devotional or such, I always picture her as a wife and mother who did this and did that—and she was the PERFECT example for them. Yes, them! I was single back then, and if there’s something that I get out of her life it’s this, “SOMEDAY, I’m going to be like her!” I’m not yet married (during those times) so it doesn’t really apply to me yet.
A month before I got married, my aunt lend me a book entitled, “Beautiful in God’s Eyes” beside the many books that I’m reading about being a wife (The Excellent Wife, A Wife After God’s Own Heart, etc.) I find it helpful in the journey that I’m about to take.
(NOTE: If you’re reading this and you’re still single and you think “Ahh, this kind of blog won’t apply to me”…don’t stop just yet! This blog is actually for you more than it is for those who are about to enter marriage)
As I was going through the introduction then to chapter one where the word “virtuous” was defined, I realized something new from the life of this famous yet unnamed role model.
This praise-worthy wife and mother could not have been the virtuous woman that she is if she hadn’t been virtuous while she was still single.
Before you drown in my repetition of the word “virtuous”, here’s how the dictionary defines it:
- Having high moral standards,
- Being good
Wow, what a sea full of deep and strong characteristics!
Now it gave me a broader scope of my understanding about the virtuous woman—she’s not a role model for wives and mothers, SHE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN!
Oh, what a relief to find a role model specifically for women that is directly from the Bible right? But oh so great a calling it is to be a virtuous woman! Would you like to go along with me in this journey to learn more about her? And be like her?
Stay tuned for the next part of our journey!
Part 2 comes in tonight or tomorrow morning. 🙂