|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
I want to focus on the qualities of a virtuous woman all through this month and I know you will be interested to follow this teaching because it is too loaded for you to miss. Don’t miss it!
Who is a Virtuous Woman?Definition of Virtuousness: Virtuousness connotes goodness, decency, righteousness, morality and purity. It is conforming to standards of what is right and just and to approved codes of behavior. Virtuousness is the condition of being morally pure. The virtuous woman is a woman of strength; she is made strong by wisdom, grace and fear of God. Perhaps one reason for the rarity of a virtuous woman is that she is seldom sought. The Word of God says: Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10). A woman who loves God in a righteous way expressing warmth and true affection is a desirable wife. She will develop these characteristics as found in Galatians 5:22 and 23 which says:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Qualities Of A Virtuous Woman:
A Woman of Trust
One of the qualities of a virtuous woman is trust. A man is indeed blessed if he can trust his wife to be honest and discreet. Honesty with one’s self, with God, and with all those whose lives her life touches is essential and basic to trustworthiness. The Word of God says: The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. (Proverbs 31:11). I want you to know that trust is not a gift, but a virtue that must be built up through experience and over a period of time. As a woman, can you really be trusted by your husband? You need to show your husband that you can be trustworthy and he can put his confidence on you.
In a practical sense, trust means that you place confidence in someone to be honest with and faithful to you, and not to abandon you. Life is all about trust. As a woman, if your husband can trust you to some extent, in the area of handling finances, taking care of the children and even his own life, you have won his heart of love. There is no good marriage that can survive without trust. As a virtuous woman, your husband must be able to trust you with his past, present and future.
Your husband should be able to have confidence in you as his wife that you can really take care of certain issues that affect the family. I can never forget some years ago, my husband came to my office and handed me a blank of cheque booklet, all signed. Why did he take that risk? It is because he had found me trustworthy in the handling of financial matters, and therefore, could trust me with the handling of the money in that account without regretting such action. There are some women today that their husbands cannot trust with money. They cannot account for the feeding money given to them, not to talk of handing over an account of money to them. Some women are fond of using the money given to them for the up-keep of the house to buy new dresses for themselves. A virtuous woman that her husband can trust, can never do such things. She will even go to some extent and add her own money, if she finds out that the money given to her by her husband is not enough.
As a virtuous woman, you need to be truthful in all you say and do. Don’t be found to say one thing today and another tomorrow on the same issue. It doesn’t sound well. I want you to know that there is no substitute for truth! You must let your yea be found yea, and your nay be found nay. If you are a woman of double standards, it becomes difficult for your husband and others to trust you.
For you to be a virtuous woman, you need the grace of God upon your life. I see God giving you that grace today in Jesus’ name! In case you are reading this article and you are not born again, there is a need for you to be born again because anyone that does not have Christ has the tendency to have crisis. You want to be born again? Why not say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).