The Excellent Wife - Who Can Find One

The greatest priority for the Christian wife should be to seek the Kingdom of God before anything else - "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" - Matthew 6:33 - God, His Kingdom, yielding to Him making me the wife He created me to be

My second priority is my husband. "It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him a help meet for him" Genesis 2:18
Traits of the Excellent Wife -

She can be trusted
She is kind
She fears the Lord
She is blessed by her children
She is careful
She is praised
She is not afraid
She works with her hands
She is wise
She is generous
She is good to her husband
She is of exceptional worth
She is respectful to her husband
She's a hard worker
She is frugal
She is wise with money
She is content
She is crafty
She is caring and helpful to others
Her strength comes from the Lord
She is wise
She looks after her household and family

The Excellent Wife's responsibility is to put her confidence in the faithfulness of God and His Word, to do what He says in His Word - II Peter 1:3

What keeps a woman from being  a godly wife? Sin

Descriptive phrases of sin -

Failing to trust in and do what Gods Word says
Presuming God will help when we are neglecting His truths
Thinking you can get by without the Lord or His help

Jesus is God's remedy for sin, John 3:16. And when you get saved God sends the Comforter, the Holy Spirit to you to help you, lead, guide and direct you - John 14:16-17

Christin wives are without excuse to succeed in becoming a godly wife because God has richly provided everything we need to be a godly wife -

Reverence - in high respect, honor and obey

Memory verse - A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. - Proverbs 12:4

Scripture Writing for this chapter

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: - I Peter 3:5


Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. - John 14:12

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: - II Peter 1:3

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - II Corinthians 5:21

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. - Romans 6:6

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin; If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. -John 8:34,36

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. - John 14:16-17

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - I John 1:9

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. - Proverbs 31:10-31\
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6


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