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A Full Length Portrait of a Virtuous Woman

The strong and virtuous woman described here is a model for women to strive after and for men to look for. She is not man-made or self-made; rather she is most emphatically God-made - House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD, Proverbs 19:14.

Proverbs 31:10-31 presents the Bible's most complete and beautiful picture of what a good wife should be. She is capable, ambitious, a willing worker: she is kind, wise, trustworthy, cheerful, providing for her household and reaching beyond. She knows her worth. She uses to good purpose her intelligence, her physical strength, her God-fearing character. She makes life abundant for her husband, their children, and for the poor and needy beyond their family circle. A remarkable woman! - Larry Christenson, The Christian Family, p. 34.