Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far beyond rubies. Proverbs 31:10
Good things can be found, but rare things…well, you’ll have to do a little digging. There are about 3.7 billion females in the world, that’s 49.6% of the population. So it’s easy to find a woman. But a woman of Virtue…? Who can find this rare creature? She is said to be more precious than diamonds, which depending on how many carats you have, it can be priced at $10,000 per carat. She is far more precious than Rubies, because of the nature of color, can be priced at $15,000 per carat. And my favorite, the Pearl, a strand can be sold for $100,000. But a virtuous woman…priceless! She has a value beyond price!
Why Is Virtue So High Priced
Diamonds, Rubies, and Pearls, Oh My! It’s not the price that amazes me, but the formation of these jewels are astonishing. All formed in hiding. Each of these jewels can stand on its own, sustaining their value, and depending on its owner, can remain of value if taken care of properly. But imagine a woman placed in the hands of God. Her value increases the longer she stays hidden in Him. The more she learns to know him, the more she learns herself, and begins to develop this characteristic.
Virtue IS Attainable
Women run from this virtue because they mistake it with perfection. Not one of us is perfect…but God is! When we hide in him, not cowardly, but courageously…we are perfectly formed.
When you’re hidden in Christ it’s hard to be devalued, because you know who you are. You know you are his.
You’re a Masterpiece formed perfectly by him, able to shine and do all he’s created you for.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
When you are hidden in Christ your life conforms to moral and right living; all because you are growing to be more and more like Him. So when you come out of hiding…like any valuable jewel…you cannot go unnoticed.
What Keeps us from Virtue?
One word… COMMON. People don’t find value in being themselves anymore. God made us to be rare, and to be ourselves. They’d rather be common. So, they take another route: finding themselves in magazines, TV drama, work, Google, or social media. None of this lasts. You lose your value being someone else, or being something outside of who God intended you to be. The most successful people are those who are themselves. Do the research. No one likes a copy cat.
Shine baby shine. You really were made to shine. There’s nothing dim about Virtue. It is brilliant! Virtue is excellent…it excels! It cause your head to be held high. Once you are formed you’ll be displayed beautifully for all the world to behold. Graced. Marveled. Admired. You will shine. And because you’re virtuous you’ll remain humble, modest, bold and beautiful.
Never run from Virtue again. Understand that it is attainable through the working of a great God who sees you, knows you, and lives you!