The Ten Commandments for a Noble woman

The Ten Commandments for a Noble woman

The book of Proverbs chapter 31 speaks of a noble woman. The value of her qualities is given in Prov. 31:10 as “Her price is far above rubies”. To me this means it can not be purchased or cultivated in the natural world but can only be imported from heaven by the Holy Spirit and imparted to ANY woman who shall yield herself to the guidance and instruction of Him. This makes it very practical that any woman need not to read the passage and feel inferior but should read and worship God that she has the opportunity to be a noble woman.

We have here listed 10 main qualities which any woman can use in order to be a noble woman. May all the ladies carefully mark which qualities they have out of the following ten. If you get less than 5 and you are more than 75 years old you need a miracle.

1. She is trusted by her husband.

The noble woman knows that husband is number one. The first thing she sets out to do is to win the heart of her husband. I can reasonably say like this to all ladies:

“Just after you are married, seek ye first the trust and the favour of your husband and all these other things shall be added unto you”

This means the noble lady’s words and her actions are the predictable in the husband’s sight and mind. She is basically absolutely honest with all she says and does. Hence her promises can be trusted. She is guided by the new divine nature which rejoices only in holiness and righteousness. Those who are born of God can not sin because the seed of God is in them. Read 1 John 3:9.

 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

This means:

(a) She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life (v. 11-12).

(b) The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her (v. 11).

2. She is a diligent seeker.

God has always used and produced hard workers who can decide even not to give slumber to there eye lids (Psalms 132:4-5). The noble woman knows the value of hard work. She knows that in all labour there is profit.

This means:

(a) She seeks Wool and flax (v. 13).

She is like the merchants’ ships.

She bringeth her food from afar.

(b) She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household (v. 14-15).

3. She has a clear personal and practical vision.

God is pleased with those who put into action what they have learnt from Him. The noble lady considers as in psalms 4:4. I am always blessed every time the word “consider” appears in the Bible. For it signifies a juncture to choose the best destiny in life. The noble lady; considers, buys and plants! Hallelujah. This does not at any place bounder with carelessness.

(a) She considereth a field, and buyeth it with fruit of her hands.

She planteth a vineyard (v.16).

(b) She perceiveth that her merchandise is good.

Her candle goeth not our by night (v. 18).

(c) She shall rejoice in time to come (v. 28).

4. She is an “any job” worker.

When the noble lady decides to work; every thing movable will move! Why? Because:

(a) and worketh willingly with her hands (v. 13).

(b) She layeth her hands to the spindle and her hands holds the distaff (v. 19).

(c) She girdeth her loins with strength and strengthens her arms (v. 17).

(d) She maketh herself covering of tapestry (v. 22).

(e) She eateth not the bread of idleness (v. 27).

5. She is compassionate to the poor.

This brushes away every tinge of pride from her life. She knows the pain of work and the pain of suffering. She even goes an extra mile and stretches her hand beyond the poor people around her. This signifies of a person who shall be praised for her good deeds. Her righteousness endures forever says the book of psalms and she shall never be moved.

(a) She stretcheth out her hand to the poor.

(b) Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

6. She opens her mouth wisely.

When the noble lady speaks, she drops wisdom and her words build, her words encourage, her words give hope, her words comfort, her words bring light. If she can control her mouth, James 3, then she can control anything in her life.

(a) She openeth her mouth with wisdom.

(b) and in her tongue is the law of kindness (v.26).

7. She is known from the heart to the gate.

She is famous, why? Because the stability of her works, the words of her mouth, the works of her hands and the appearance of her family stands at a class of there own. She is described as unique. She is an ambassador of another kingdom. But the beauty of her fame begins from home outwards. She knows a happy stable family is the best runway for the saints to reach the world for Christ. Wow, even her children rise up and call her blessed! Who really blessed her? The answer is her obedience and submissive hard work made her to be blessed.

(a) The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her (v. 13).

(b) Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her (v. 28).

(c) Let her own works praise her in the gates (v. 31).

8. She is a selling factory.

The noble lady is never a burden to anybody, she her self has discovered the potential which God has placed in her. She rises early and starts to work. She plans and considers her work to the extent that her trading is always profitable! She is not having what we call trial and error. She sees that her efforts are not wasted. Who can make all things to work for good at all time? Who can be in a state of all things is possible. This person must be fully amalgamated to the Lord of lords and King of kings.

(a) She maketh fine linen and selleth it.

(b) and delivereth girdles unto the merchant (v. 24).

(c) She sees that her trading a profitable (v. 18).

9. She keeps her family prepared.

The noble lady has a foundation which is based on giving priority to the family at all times. She knows the needs of her family at all seasons. This is due to her visionary. She trust in God and hence she has no fear at all. She knows all her family even the maidens find refuge under the shadow of her wings. The future is secure.

(a) She looketh well to the ways of her household (v. 27).

(b) She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet (v. 21).

 

(c) She giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens (servant girls) (v. 15).

10. She knows how to keep personal secrets.

She is not loud in the streets. She knows what is best as her clothing. She cloths herself with honour! She knows the secret of the inner beauty of the spirit, which is that of a quite and meek spirit. She is diligent to make her election and calling sure. She is working out her salvation with fear and trembling.  And the beauty of beauties is that she fears the Lord.

(a) She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple (v. 22).

(b) Strength and honour are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come.

(c) She fears the LORD (v. 30).

(d) She knows that favour is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the LORD shall be praised (v. 30).

The Husband

What is the role of the husband of the noble woman? The answer of this question is found in the book of Genesis. The woman was to be a helper, hence the husband does all the above commandments as the noble woman helps him. The husband does not worry at about the family; he has a reliable vision partner. He has a reliable supporter even in time management and in seasonal preparedness.