In our study of inspiring bible characters, we examine The Wife of Noble Character. Because of the difficult state of many marriages today, it is necessary that we say something that might inspire both husband and wife. While this particular passage of scripture we will study focuses on the role of the wife, we shall also look briefly at instructions the Bible offers for the husband.
The Wife of Noble Character
•Proverbs 31: 10-12
–The Bible is telling us that it is difficult to find a wife of noble character and that if found, she is worth far more than rubies.
–Her husband has full confidence in her. He knows she has dedicated herself to him and no other man. He believes in her and he lacks nothing of value because she makes sure he is taken care of.
– She brings him good, not harm. The noble wife is good for her husband. She is of help to him and he benefits from her presence in his life.
She is respected and praised…
•Proverbs 31: 28-31
–Her children and husband respect and praise her because of her character and work ethic.
–She fears the Lord. She is a Godly woman.
– She is to be honored and rewarded for the type of woman she is.
•Ephesians 5: 25-33
–The Husband must love the wife as he loves himself. He must take care of her in the way he should take care of himself and his own body.
–He must love his wife so much that he is willing to give himself up (die) for her as Christ gave himself up for the Church.
How God intended it to be…
•The Husband loves his wife as he loves himself. He provides for her in a way that he should provide and care for himself. He loves her so much that he would die for her.
•In return, the wife feels loved and appreciated by her husband. She, then, reciprocates by being the best wife she can be to this man who adores her. She works hard to fulfill the role of The Wife of Noble Character.
•Because of her dedication to the family and to the Lord, she is respected and praised.