WEEK 1: THE CASE FOR VIRTUE- HER FOUNDATION
A Woman’s Most Valuable Asset
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 04, 2021
“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard”. (Proverbs 31:16)
The human experience is for the most part fueled by the desire to accumulate physical things: vehicles, land, houses, businesses, investments and all that increases our wealth. These things are called assets; the word asset is defined as: a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality. The Virtuous Woman lived in a similar way; she acquired real estate as part of her quest to fulfill her purpose.
“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard”.Proverbs 31:16
Assets are great to have; they provide security, comfort and a sense of fulfillment. Yet, when we consider this admirable woman who in addition to being a landowner, and so much more; there was something that was of much greater value than all she owned. Can you guess what that is? What is the most valuable asset you possess?
Today, the topic is: A Woman’s Most Valuable Asset; as we continue to make The Case for Virtue we will explore the importance of putting first things first. In reading about the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31, a particular word is used to introduce her:
“A wife of “noble” character who can find”?Proverbs 31:10 (NIV)
The word “noble” means: having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals. Where do you think she learned these principles and ideals? The answer is found in verse 30:
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.Proverbs 31:30
The secret to her success is revealed- she fears the Lord. This means that Virtuous Woman prioritized her relationship with God because it was of greatest worth to her; it is her Most Valuable Asset. She knows that for all she needs to accomplish, she cannot enjoy peace, fulfillment and success if she relies on her own strength. Hence, she purposes to build and maintain an intimate relationship with her Creator so that she has a continual source of guidance, direction and inspiration.
As we strive to let our lives tell the story of the “noble things” we have done, it is important to firstly invest in an asset that cannot lose value; one that will sustain and appreciate regardless of the number of years that passes. In investing in an intimate relationship with our Creator, as women, we will have the Most Valuable Asset.
LET US PRAY
Dear Heavenly Father,
The great value that You bring to my life cannot be measured in numbers. Your love is so precious that words cannot express. I want to live my life by prioritizing my relationship with You, because I know that you are the Source of my strength.
Please remind me when I forget that when I acknowledge You, rely on Your Holy Spirit and wait upon You I will mount up with wings like eagles. I will run and not be weary, walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
As I cling to You, I know that You will direct me and cause me to do noble things I was born to do. I want to invest in my eternity by making You My Most Valuable Asset.
I pray in Jesus’s Name. Amen