Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Proverbs 31: Characteristic's of a Nobel Woman

Last week, we discussed 10 traits and characteristics that of the Proverbs 31 woman. Each week, we will further discuss each characteristic. Today we will take a look at what it means to be noble.


"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies (10).

The first quality or characteristic of a Proverbs 31 woman from last week's blog post was a woman of noble character. A woman that is valued and possesses fine personal qualities such as high moral principles. This is a characteristic to be valued, especially in today's society. The wife of noble character is worth far more than rubies! This is one special woman! This woman is so valuable to those involved in her life, especially her husband, and this is not because she is super attractive. She is valuable because she is loyal and she brings good to those around her.

The noble woman places the need's of others first, and is not concerned about what she can get out of a relationships for herself. She continuously pours out and makes the people around her better. She is truly selfless. How is it possible to continuously pour out to others? I believe in order to do this, you must first understand your value and your worth . When you have confidence in God, and rely upon, and draw upon his strength, you are able to pour yourself out to others. God will continue to fill you, so that you can build those up around you. When you completely rely on God for your strength and know that He will meet your needs, you can begin to reflect Him, while serving those around you (particularly your husband).

Often times, women (and men too) will look to their spouses, significant others, and various relationships to find our worth and value. This is not a trait of a noble woman. We are all sinners, and our spouses and friends cannot give us what we are looking for. Only Jesus Christ can fill our voids in our lives, take away the hurt and give us  purpose. When we place our identity, our all, in Him then we are able to take on the characteristic of a Nobel woman and bless others because our worth is anchored in Christ.

I am not saying that marriage should not be enjoyable, it is after all a gift from God. Men have a huge responsibility when it comes to the directions of their family, they certainly are not "off the hook". What I am saying is that the calling to be noble woman, specifically wife, is not about what you can get out of something, but it is about what you can give. Focus on what God has called you to do and who he wants you to be. Pray for your spouse, that God will direct his steps. Rely on Christ to fill you daily, and spread the love of Christ through your actions of selfless service to your spouse and those around you.

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45

What can you joyfully do for your husband and family today that reflect the characteristics of a noble woman, without expecting anything in return?


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