by Ernest Easley

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A Treasure Worth Treasuring (4 of 5)
Proverbs 31.10-31
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
July 18, 1999

We’re continuing our summer series this morning on the
home under the heading: There’s No Place Like Home.
After you decide to follow Jesus... the next most
important decision you’ll make in life is who you will

I heard about a married man who said to his single
friend, “A man is not complete until he marries, after
that, he is finished.” But seriously... to a large
degree... you’re success in life is greatly influenced
by whom you choose for a mate.

Proverbs 12.4, “An excellent wife is the crown of her
husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness
in his bones.” The headdress of a happy husband is an
excellent wife!

Proverbs 18.22, “He who finds a wife finds a good
thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”

Proverbs 19.14, “Houses and riches are an inheritance
from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”

And then look to Proverbs 31.10, “Who can find a
virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”
Do you see the word “virtuous?” It comes from a
Hebrew word that means strength... power... might...
able. It speaks of moral character! A woman of

It was used in the Old Testament day to describe the
force of an army. No wonder the writer of Proverbs 31
asks, “Who can find a virtuous woman? Well... the
reason a lot of men never find a woman like that is
because their not searching for a woman like that!
Others can’t find a virtuous woman because their
looking in the wrong places! Their not found in the
bars and the strip joints... their found in the house
of God with the people of God!

Beginning in Proverbs 31.10 we find the picture of an
ideal woman! The portrait of a perfect wife! Here is
the kind of woman that a Christian man can’t resist!

Now ladies... as you look at these verses this
morning... you’re going to fee ...

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