The Virtuous Lady
Marvin D. Patterson
1. Who is the most virtuous lady that you can think of?
2. The Bible describes such a lady in The Book of Proverbs. We need to take a look at the virtuous lady that is described in chapter 31.
3. Let us examine the characteristics of the virtuous lady in this message.
I. The Virtuous Lady is a Friend to all! Proverbs 31:26.
A. This lady is described as one who always has something encouraging to say to all those with whom she comes in contact. There have been many ladies who have encouraged me to continue on serving the Lord with all my heart. I think of my own mother who took me to church from my earliest years! My grandmothers have also played an important part in my spiritual growth. My own wife also has been a great encouragement to me to continue walking with God.
B. You may have influence on someone that you are not even aware that is watching your life. Have you encouraged those around you? How about your husband or your wife? How about those children and grandchildren? This lady in Proverbs is a hard worker who encouraged others by her faithfulness to the Lord! Proverbs 31:26 says of this lady, "She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness." This lady speaks kind words of affirmation to those around her! What a blessing she is to everyone around her.
C. This lady displays a beautiful smile, a pleasant personality, a godly disposition, and a great sense of humor. God has blessed her with such valuable qualities.
II. The Virtuous Lady Is a Great Family Member.
A. This lady is a wonderful wife to her husband. She will stay true to him all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10 through 12 describe this wonderful wife when it states, "Who can find a virtues woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good ...
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