Proverbs 31 describes the character of the ideal wife or mother. So wonderful are the characteristics of this woman, that [Christian] sisters despair of ever being able to attain unto her standard, whilst brethren live in hope that they may find a wife that comes somewhere near the character described.
There is no doubt that the Virtuous Woman was no single personality, but the wise man’s estimation of the ideal woman, on account of which he elucidates the positive virtues of such a woman. It is also equally true that the woman in question was not as the ordinary housewife of today, but more the supervisor of a large household wherein she exercised control over her “maidens” (v. 15), who would assist in the daily tasks of such an house, making possible her achievements as described.
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Author: John Martin
Keywords: Virtuous woman, Virtuous wife, Godly woman, Godly wife, Feminist movement, Women's liberation, Women's lib, Women's rights, Equality of women, Female equality
Bible reference(s): Proverbs 31:10-30
Source: “Virtuous Woman.”
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