The Godly woman is something all women should strive for. The above quote states a fact that many people these days try to disprove: being virtuous is something to be proud of. Virtuous women these days are condemned. They are accused of being “holier-than-thou”, people call them prudes, they are told that they are no fun because they do not wish to do what the rest of the world wants them to do, partake in sin. The quote above stands true however especially this day and age where these kinds of women are rare.
The verse above is the perfect place to start if you are wanting to learn more about the Godly woman. Proverbs 31:10 to 31:31 states all that makes a woman Godly.
31:11 – The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
This means that she is a woman who can be trusted. Her character speaks through itself through her actions.
31:12 – She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She is good to him. She doesn’t speak poorly of him; she uplifts her husband.
31:13 – She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She will have only the best materials for her family. Wool being good material and flax being good and nutritious. She will work hard for her family with such items.
31:14 – She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar
She is good with money. She will find the best materials for the best prices for her family even if the store or wherever she is getting it is far away.
31:15 – She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She awakens before the rest of her household and prepares everything for her family and her servants.
31:16 – She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She is business minded. She knows what she’s doing and makes smart choices. She looks for quality.
31:17 – She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengthneth her arms.
She is making money of her own with said business and she is making investments.
31:18 – She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She makes sure that her merchandise is of good quality and she will stay awake throughout the night to prepare things for her family and her business
31:19 – She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She is hard-working and never ill-prepared
31:20 – She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is compassionate and generous
31:21 – She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She has spent awhile preparing for the winter and making sure that her family will be alright. They will no go cold or hungry. Back in the day, the rich wore the color scarlet.
31:22 – She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
She makes her own clothes and they are nice. Purple is what the rich and or wealthy wore and silk is good material. She always leaves the house looking good and presentable.
31:23 – Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Her husband is somebody. He’s not some joe-schmo but people also see what he looks like and thanks to his wife he leaves the house looks fresh everyday.
31:24 – She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
She makes clothes of great quality and sells them
31:25 – Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
What is most notable about her is her character. Her strength and dignity.
31:26 – She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She is wise and does not gossip. She is also kind.
31:27 – She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her family and home are always kept and she is not lazy.
31:28 – Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Her children admire her and are glad to have a mother like her and her husband praises her and is happy to have such a wife.
31:29 – Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Many women have done well and good but she has done the best because she’s a Godly woman.
31:30 – Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Her faith is the most important thing about her, not her outward appearance.
31:31 – Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Her reputation is good and her work and character speak for themselves.
There is more about the Godly in in the Bible but this is a good place to start. I’m not saying that you have to be perfect or that I’m perfect but this is ideally what most women should be (aside from those that God has called to singleness, but those are far and few in between). I was confused for a long time on how I could be a Godly woman when I haven’t been married yet and have no children. God is preparing me, I’m not ready for a Godly husband yet and I still have a lot of work and growing to do. So for any other single ladies out there who are lost like I was: just know that he has a plan and that this is the time to work on yourself.
Thank you for reading,