Something To Ponder

“The Hebrew word for “virtuous” is used 200 plus times in the Bible to describe an army. This Old Testament word refers to a force and is used to mean able, capable, mighty, strong, valiant, powerful, efficient, wealthy, and worthy. The word is also used in reference to a man of war, men of war, and men prepared for war. Change this definition to the feminine case and you begin to grasp the power at the core of this woman! (A virtuous woman who can find? ~Proverbs 31:10) Just as mental toughness and physical energy are the primary traits of an army, they also mark God’s beautiful woman.” ~ Elizabeth George Beautiful in God’s Eyes, Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman

How virtuous do you feel?

To be honest there are days where I don’t feel that kind of virtuous ness flowing through my veins. But I can also be honest and say it’s when I have lowered my sword and my shield is somewhere around my feet.

We are, more times than not, our own worst enemy. Which leaves us unprepared for battle when the enemy does show up.

The answer to this is found, obviously, in Scripture.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks.

Speak to each other in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

Put on the armor of God.

And on and on these call to arms are speaking to us from the Bible.  Use one of these.

Let the virtuous woman be found wherever you are today whether it is standing at the kitchen sinking, sitting at a desk in a cubicle, or running from meeting to meeting.

Raise your battle cry and go conquer whatever you have before you this day.

Because truly the battle belongs to the Lord.


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2 thoughts on “Something To Ponder

  1. Thanks for linking up, Marty. I’ll be honest, I don’t feel very virtuous this week. It’s been a rough one. Thanks for the encouragement.


    1. I hope you were truly encouraged, Heather! We are made new but we are still in this body of flesh and the battle still rages. Praying for you to be strengthened by His grace.

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