Proverbs 31:12: “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
The Virtuous Woman is Pure.
Her motives are pure. She seeks what is best for him; she is not sneaky or conniving, trying to manipulate him into doing what she wants.
Her actions are pure. She meets his needs and chooses to do those things that will gain his approval. It is more important to her that he be benefited by her actions than that her own reputation be promoted.
Her words are pure. She encourages and uplifts, refusing to use her words to tear down or berate. Yet she admonishes when needed, but always in private with a humble heart, a gracious spirit and a gentle tone.
Her heart is pure. She wants to be a true help meet, so she strives to maintain her walk with God while bathing her husband in prayer. She doesn’t seek to re-make her husband according to her wishes, but does all that she can to help him become the man God would have him to be.
Just three weeks into our study of the virtuous woman, I realize how utterly helpless I am to be like her. Only by the Holy Spirit’s power can I have the wisdom and strength to be a Godly wife and mother.