“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” Proverbs 31:10
How many times have we tried to be good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough for others? Have we invested more of our time towards building our outer image rather than our inward heart?
It’s easy to value things we can see, but true value cannot always be seen from the eyes. Rubies are found to be of value because they are pleasing to the eyes, but according to God, we are worth far more than rubies.
Because of our love and fear of the Lord.
A noble character can only be developed from one’s fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” There is nothing more important in this world than our relationship and love for the Lord. When you truly love the Lord you will automatically fear him out of reverence, and from there you will start to develop your noble character.
Both men and women in the Bible who were of noble character could be trusted by others. Proverbs 31 talks more about the noble women and says in verse 11, “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Your fear of the Lord and noble character will be valued by others and take you far in life. You will be trusted with what must be entrusted, and others will put their confidence in you.
Have you forgotten where your true value is found? Don’t let the things of this world devalue what you have in Christ. Your true value is found only in Christ. Those who fear the Lord have a hidden beauty that surpasses all.
You don’t need to try so hard to be perfect on the outside.
You’re worth far more than rubies despite your flaws and imperfections.
Find a spouse who will value your fear in the Lord and see your hidden beauty. Find that someone who will see you as worth far more than rubies.
Cherish what you have in the Lord and hold on to him always.
You’re worth far more than rubies.