The Priceless Woman Study

Proverbs 31:10
January 10, 2012By Pastor Wendy Williams

 10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (KJV)
 

You have heard of "surprise endings.” Today's reading has a two-fold "surprise beginning.”  (1)  In Proverbs Chapter 31, the name of Solomon’s mother is not revealed.  Solomon was conceived in sin as the offspring of David and Bathsheba. The Scriptures reveal in 2 Samuel Chapter 11 how King David saw Bathsheba bathing on her rooftop, and how he lusted after her. He had her brought unto him, and they conceived a child. That child was Solomon. To cover up his sinful deed, King David had Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, killed on the battlefield, so he could say the child was conceived by Uriah while he was on furlough. Bathsheba knew King David’s character was shaky, and she later saw the same iniquity in her son, Solomon. Merriam Webster defines "Iniquity” as, "a wicked act or thing.” Iniquity can become a generational weakness or a generational curse to the third and fourth generations (Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18).  But in the Name of Jesus Christ, we can overcome all iniquity and generational curses because Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13).

 

(2) We may have mistakenly believed that Proverbs 31 was written only for women.  But, it was written by a man (Solomon) to men and women alike.  It was written for men so they can understand how to find and marry a "virtuous woman.”  It was written for women so they can understand and follow God’s model and pattern for the "virtuous woman.”  The meaning of "virtuous,” (from the original Hebrew root word) is "a force, whether of men, of means, or of other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength, able, (soldiers), might, power, riches, worthy(-ily).”  Now, that’s a shocker!  The virtuous woman, then, is a STRONG woman of God. 

 

When Solomon questions: "Who can find a virtuous woman?”  he was issuing a challenge to both men and women.  (1) To the man, the challenge is "to look, seek, and find”  the virtuous woman.  (2) To the woman, the challenge is "to be found a strong, virtuous woman of God.”  Solomon goes on to say, her "price” is far above rubies.  "Price” is not the same as "value.”  Only the maker of a thing has the right to establish its "price.”  Price is calculated by "the investment of time and resources that it takes to make something and to bring it to a certain standard of quality.”  (Bishop I. V. Hilliard)   We saw earlier that "value” is determined by the buyer.  Value has nothing to do with the price or the quality.  It's a personal assessment.   

 

As our creator, God has established the "price” of the virtuous woman to be "far above”  rubies and other precious gems.  She is so valuable that her "price” cannot be determined. SHE IS PRICELESS!!!  The goal of the Priceless Woman is to be found a "virtuous" (strong) woman of God who is a good thing.   The goal of the man of valor is to value and find her.  (Repeat the GEM FOR TODAY several times throughout the day)
 

GEM FOR TODAY:  I cast down all generationaI curses, in the Name of Jesus.   I am God’s creation:  therefore, only He has the right to establish my price.  (Men say) I AM A MAN OF VALOR, AND I VALUE GOD'S PRICELESS WOMAN!!!  (Women say)  I AM GOD'S PRICELESS WOMAN!!!  In Jesus' Name, Amen


Visitor Comments (5)
Proverbs 31:10
Posted By EAGLE_GIRL on January 15, 2012
Proverbs Woman are known as God's Priceless Woman, in God's creation. If it wasn't for God and our husbands we wouldn't be known as the Priceless Woman in the book of Proverbs. I am God's Priceless Woman.
So true
Posted By HISLOSTCHILD on January 11, 2012
Iam really having a good time with this study nd iam really looking forward to know what it takes to be a priceless virtuous woman
I am God's Virtuous Women
Posted By LOVEYTIMA on January 11, 2012
After reading I have more and more insight on what it means to be virtuous. I ask God to make me virtuous in all I say and do.
Standards are Important
Posted By MMATTHEWS on January 11, 2012
When I am patient, it allows God to use His Word to show you who you were really created to be.
virtuous woman
Posted By JOY LINDSEY on January 10, 2012
My husband has always called me the Proverbs 31 woman.By what the Scripture say.He doesn't know all the generational curses I had to end to get where I am today .God never said it would be easy,but He said He would never leave me and He hasn't yet.I also remember an older lady that said to me when I was younger she said baby you just keep on keeping on.Now that I am older and wiser I understand.
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