Proverbs 31:10, 21 NKJV Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet
Proverbs 31:30 NKJV Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Wrestling is a winter sport. In high school, I would often leave wrestling practice and head out to my dad’s truck or the van, where he or in unison with my mom would “lovingly remind” me that running around in shorts in 20-30 degree weather after sweating for 2 hours isn’t very wise. Eventually, their hard work paid off or I just didn’t want to hear them harangue me about it again and I began changing after practice, putting on warm clothing.
In the last post, we talked about making sure our families are double dipped in protection. We do not have to fear for our households if we teach them how to put on their protection. Furthermore we can pray for them and speak the promises of God over them further clothing them with His blessings and divine protection. The virtuous woman didn’t have to fear for her household because she made sure they were covered and knew how to cover themselves.
Another reason the virtuous woman and really all of us can stand fearless regarding our families is found in verse 30. She doesn’t have to fear or be afraid of situations or circumstances that are going on around her and her family, because she rests comfortably in the reverence and “fearful” awesome understanding she has regarding the character and faithful loving nature of the Lord. She is confident in the Lord and His promises, so much so, that other people praise her for her for how she responds to the things going on around her and her family. She is a woman of faith.
Standing and staying in that place of awesome wonder and trust in our Lord allows any one of us to resist fear. No matter the storm of life that may blow or how bitter cold it may be. We can remain confident in Him and His Word. We clothe are families with prayer, the knowledge of God’s Word, how to put on Christ and walk in Him, and we keep our confidence in Him never letting it fade.
The virtuous woman knows God. She knows He is the provider for her family. She knows that He is the healer of their bodies. She knows He is their peace in the midst of trouble. And she knows that He is always present with them even in her absence. She knows the Father in a wonderful and precious way. That’s why she is not afraid.