Devotional Reading for the year January 4 The Marks of Virtuous Women (4)
Devotional Reading for the year
The Marks of Virtuous Women (4)
Proverbs 31:10, Priceless: “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is
far above rubies.”
Ruby – Valued as a precious gem; occurs as a red, transparent variety of the mineral corundum (a common mineral, second only to a diamond in hardness). Dark, granular variety is used for sandpaper, grinding and polishing; pure transparent varieties, when combined with another mineral, are known as rubies or sapphires (one mineral lends a red color, the other, blue). When cut in a convex (as opposed to a faceted) shape some specimens of ruby exhibit asterism. That is, a six-rayed star can be seen on the interior of the stone. Such rubies, called star rubies, are highly prized, even above diamonds.
She is rare, valuable, and is to be treasured far above rubies.
No treasure on earth can be compared to her.
Virtuous is Having, or characterized by virtue.
Virtue is General moral excellence, right action and thinking, goodness or morality, excellence in general.
The words “virtuous” or “virtuously” are mentioned only four times in the Bible. In all four, the words are descriptive of a woman.
In II Peter 1:5 the first thing that we are instructed to add to our initial faith is virtue. This is achieved through diligent personal training, and through those with whom we choose to associate.
We need to go through training like personal Bible study, prayer, church attendance
The value of a virtuous woman comes not from external things (clothes, jewels, material possessions, etc.) but from an inner faith and character that God says is very highly valued.
1. God, help me in my journey of faith.
2. God, let no evil befall me and my family in Jesus name.
DO YOU KNOW THAT ALL HAVE SINNED?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
DO YOU KNOWTHE PENALTY FOR SIN?
“For the wages of sin is death . . .” (Romans 6:23)
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SIN DEBT HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL?
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us
to God . . .” (I Peter 3:18)
WILL YOU REPENT OF YOUR SIN AND TURN TO GOD?
“. . . that they should repent and turn to God . . .” (Acts 26:20b)
WILL YOU TRUST JESUS, AND NO WORKS OF YOUR OWN, FOR SALVATION?
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is
counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us . . .” (Titus 3:5a)
WILL YOU TRUST THE ETERNITY OF YOUR SOUL COMPLETELY
TO JESUS CHRIST?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . .” (Acts 16:31)
I CHOOSE TO TRUST JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED PAYMENT FOR MY SIN.
To trust Jesus Christ as your Savior, pray a prayer similar to this one: “Lord, I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive my sins, come into my life and be my Saviour. I am trusting You and You alone as payment for my sins. Help me live for You from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”