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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What is a “Maiden of Virtue”?

The Hebrew form of virtue means “of strength”, and maiden is an unmarried woman.

So, a “Maiden of Virtue” is an unmarried young lady that possesses power and strength.

What does a “Maiden of Virtue” look like?

She is not a perfect model of:
· Beauty,
· Poise and elegance, or
· Charm

Rather, she is a young lady that relies on the Lord in everything. The strength that she possesses is not a physical aptitude; but a quiet, inner strength that comes from the Lord, to do what is right. Her beauty is not an outward beauty; but an inward beauty of holiness before the Lord.

She is not a perfect housekeeper, chef, or seamstress. She is a servant. She does all that she can to glory of the Lord and she does everything to the best of her ability. She seeks to serve her Master by, serving others, helping others, and doing all things with joy.

In Proverbs 31:13 – the virtuous woman “worketh willingly with her hands”
“willingly” in the Hebrew, denotes pleasure and is a cheerful service.

When I would read Proverbs 31, I would get discouraged because I felt that I was not “perfect” enough. But, the Lord has shown me that He does not want me to be perfect, He wants me to be willing; willing to just serve Him.

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." ~ Proverbs 31:10

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