The Bible is sometimes accused of supporting a patriarchal culture and a husband-dominated home. Nothing could be further from the spirit and tone of these proverbs. Here, women lead in smart financial that elusive but nonetheless universally celebrated quality of sexual attractiveness. this ideal wife cares about her family, has a variety of specialized skills to put to the service of people around her, and is not captured by false images of beauty her culture puts forward as the norm. Beauty, in fact, goes much deeper than cosmetics and body shape, this proverb notes well.
Does the woman celebrated here posses those strong inner qualities of wisdom, discernment, care, loyalty, and courage? Is the woman portrayed as a person living to the height and depth of her being? Yes. emphatically. Is the woman described here caught in a time warp of traditionalism, tied to her chores, prancing to the drumbeat of men, second class, and like a Barbie doll?
Not a chance. God’s advice to men and women is consistent over time: Cultivate the virtues that reflect the love and care God has for all people, and you will find peace, contentment, and passion. That’s a message for every decade and era.
PROVERBS 31:10 – 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.