Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman?

Divorce and dysfunctional marriages are everywhere. Parents want their children to do better than they did. God created love, marriage, and sex. He knows more about these things than all counsellors and sociologists combined. Here is a test from the Bible for women. Measure a few friends to get the feel. Let the scoring criteria and their definitions provoke conversation.

Fear of
the Lord

Pr 31:30

Proven fear of God, love of God, trust in Scripture, delight in the Lord, love of the truth, fellowship with Christ, zeal for worship, complete conversion, hatred of sin and the world, willing to learn and change, confident of eternal life, baptized, lives by faith, loves strong preaching, no fear of peers, honors her parents, loves prayer, holy, despises man’s wisdom, spiritually minded, hates false ways, humble, craves instruction, evangelistic, wise, intolerant of sin, etc.
Prov 31:10-31
Great character, good name, wonderful person, chaste, highly respected, praiseworthy, moral, confident, decent, good
Prov 11:16
Courteous, charming, pleasing, polite, kind, condescending, compassionate, thoughtful, sweet, agreeable, discreet, gentle
Prov 31:10-31
Hard working, persistent, focused, intense, high-energy, doesn’t procrastinate, fast, thorough, accomplished, eager, strong
Eph 5:22
Knows woman’s role, obeys father, loves authority, loves to follow, does not argue, not opinionated, could say “Lord”
Prov 31:10-31
Cooks well, cleans well, entertains well, orderly, always made-up, neat, always prepared, esteems domestic duties, motherly
Meek & Quiet
I Peter 3:4
Reserved, quiet, humble, shamefaced, reticent, good listener, slow to speak, controlled, cautious, patient, discreet
Song 4:7; 8:10
Hair, eyes, face, lips, teeth, skin, distinct features, breasts, waist, legs, lean, proportionate, shapely, graceful, fit, favored
Ezek 16:44; II Tim 1:15
Her mother fears God, is faithful, meek and quiet, gracious, diligent, submissive, attractive, highly esteemed, loving, husband oriented, fit, domestic
Titus 2:5
Compliant, agreeable, cooperative, dutiful, follower, loyal, faithful, submissive, not self-willed, yielding, pleasing, deferential, conventional
Prov 13:20
Has virtuous friends, values character, makes them easily, requires character, rejects fools or critical, will separate if necessary
Prov 20:4
Self-starter, go-getter, motivated, responsive, confident, committed, goal-oriented, bold, hustler, dynamo, competitive
Eph 5:33
Respectful, worshipful, honors parents, afraid to displease authorities, deep, intense, loves leaders, adoring, grave, meek
I Pet 3:3-4; I Tim 2:9-10
Conservative clothing, appropriate makeup and accessories, not suggestive, not gaudy, not strange, spirit over appearance, pure speech
Prov 31:11-12; Song 8:6-7
Believes the best, forgives easily, one-man woman, never flirts, optimistic, “for poorer,” “for worse,” “in sickness”
Titus 2:4
Laughs discreetly, doesn’t joke or jest, avoids foolishness, hates comedies, introspective, serious, prefers weighty discussions
I Cor 13:4-7
Forgiving, trusting, believing, hoping, kind, longsuffering, forebearing, patient, discreet, humble, modest, generous, gentle
Titus 2:5
Common sense, good judgement, cautious, prudent, wise, careful, circumspect, thoughtful, sober, patient, appropriate, safe
Titus 2:5
Pure, modest, virgin, blushes, marrying type, off-limits reputation, modest clothing, pure speech, pure friends, avoids evil movies
I John 2:15-17
Hates popular music, movies, fads, and thinking; no fear of peers, not easily influenced, hates political correctness
John 15:15
Talks easily, expresses feelings, explains opinions, open, vulnerable, honest, volunteers praise, verbally affectionate, good listener
Deut 22:5
Clothing, hair styles, graceful, womanly, ladylike, pretty, soft, delicate, gentle, sensitive, tender, responsive, dainty
Prov 9:13
Communicates well, high IQ, analytical, critical, observational, interested in learning new things, curious, common sense, studious
Prov 31:10-31
Prompt, neat, clean, efficient, fast, orderly, planning, remembers, thorough, detail conscious, confident, collected
Prov 31:11
Existing children, abuse, rape, abortion, other serious relationships, debts, perverse home situation, lived alone
Tit 2:4; Song 4:10; Pr 5:19
Giving, expressive, touchy, complimentary, romantic, kind, gentle, affectionate, adoring, possessive, jealous
Prov 31:10-31
Inventive, original, full of surprises, initiates ideas, decorator, appreciates beauty, observational, artistic, tires of routine
Prov 31:17
Enjoys working out, not sports ignorant, competitive, can handle sweat, coordinated, intense, physical, fit, conditioned
Gen 2:18
Compatible, well suited for role, rules and controls weaknesses, understands gifts, complementary
Heb 13:4
Understands its honor, its pleasure, its purpose, its danger; thinks Solomon’s woman should be typical, not exceptional; understands “to burn,” considers it very important
Gen 24:4
Her family is faithful, conservative, gracious, loyal, attractive, intelligent, peaceful, supportive, discreet, diligent, united, close
Family Oriented
Gen 24:4
Likes children, family reunions, grandparents, large dinners, family trees, motherly, domestic heart, wants children, homebody
Prov 31:22
Knows how to dress, can be sophisticated, classic outfits, flattering clothes while modest, creative, great overall presentation, accessories
Song 1:2, 13
Passionate, fit, coordinated, rhythmic, appreciates senses, romantic, confident, submissive, physical, bold, creative, erotic
Rom 12:13
Gracious, selfless, servant, creative, generous, cordial, joyful, warm, classy, friendly, courteous, kind, thoughtful, attentive
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