A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. Proverbs 31:10 AMP
Scripture defines a Godly woman as someone who is priceless. Rubies and pearls were among the most expensive stones of value during biblical times (and even currently), and God describes an intrinsic value far above that.
There are two parts to this topic, that need to be understood. The first is that every Man of God should know this. The second is that every woman should as well.
Proverbs 31, starting in verse 10, was written into scripture so that men would know the heart of God and know how He views His daughters. Every woman that walks this earth was made in the image of God. Not all will choose God, but all are given the option to. So all women, ESPECIALLY those that love Jesus, should be treated as royalty.
Our father in Heaven, is the King of Kings. This means that His children come from a royal family.
The problem with mankind is that from the very beginning, Man has failed to recognize this.
Adam failed to protect Eve in the garden and even put his own value above hers. When faced with taking responsibility for his own actions, Adam passed blame on to his wife and tried to pass off the responsibility for disobedience as well.
So women should not be surprised that men are lacking in leadership roles in relationships, lacking in the family, and even lacking on the mission field.
From the very beginning man has been handing down his responsibility to woman.
This is not showing honor, or giving value to the women that God has created. In fact, this is doing the exact opposite.
What this causes is a trend of thought among women that “there are no good guys left” or even worse “I’ll take whatever I can get.”
Those statements alone are the direct results of feeling worthless, being told they were worthless, being treated as if they were worthless, etc. The men of this earth can currently be put into four categories:
- Boys don’t know the value of a woman
- Guys take away the value of a woman
- Men recognize the value of a woman
- Men of God give value to a woman
Scripture only says children, young men, and MEN when describing the men of this earth. We have diminished the standard and importance of being a man into “boys and guys” …both of which are character types that don’t recognize or give value.
Only two of the aforementioned “males” even recognize value and only one can begin meeting the standard God set before Him.
Women need to be waiting for “Men of God” not settling for “the best of the boys.”
It is so incredibly important that Men (especially fathers) instill Jesus’ intrinsic value into the women around them so that it becomes natural for them to realize, accept, and understand it. A woman that has been told her whole life that she is worthless will not necessarily be thankful when a Man of God shows up and lavishly loves her. In fact, she may not understand unconditional love and value at all.
How sad is that?!
It is now more common for women to believe that they do not deserve love, than it is for them to know that they are priceless.
This goes against everything Jesus came to die for. He willingly gave His life because of His great love for the pearl of great price…the Church.
If a man/husband is to love their wives like Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25) and Christ sold everything He had, then why are we not showing our sisters just how valuable they are?
Which goes to say…
Women, you need to know and accept the TRUTH that you are valuable beyond what anyone could ever describe to you. The king of the universe, who has ETERNAL and EVERLASTING LIFE and GLORY, who cannot be outmatched, who cannot fail, who cannot sin, who cannot be less than perfect….gave up THAT life for you.
And the men that love Him, are the ones that are willing to make sure that they spend the rest of their lives, pointing you to that truth. The truth that you are priceless. So do not believe the lies of the world.
Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:31 AMP)
All over scripture, Jesus words, life, and character, prove this to be true.
As Christ is the head of the Church, so man should be the head of woman. So just as Christ loves us unconditionally, giving us eternal value when we were told otherwise, so should man love unconditionally so that a woman may know her worth in Christ.
[Real Men of God GIVE value to God’s royal daughters]