A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
The verses from 10 onwards describe a woman that any man would be proud to have as his wife. Here we are given a wonderful description of what a wife can be and what she can do for her husband and family.
The Collins dictionary gives the meaning for noble as ‘of, or characterized by, high moral qualities,….. grand or imposing; magnificent… of superior quality or kind; excellent’.
What a description to live up to! And yet what a wonderful way to be thought of – more worth than rubies. What woman wouldn’t feel a glow of warmth within if that is how she was described by her husband? If you are a husband reading this, how often do you tell your wife that you appreciate her and what she means to you? Have you wondered how your household would manage if she wasn’t around anymore?
And if you’re a wife reading this, what do you do that would make your husband tell you something like that? What have you done to make him feel fully appreciated to the point that he wouldn’t know what he’d do if you were no longer around?
Not to mention the whole family – it is good for them to feel proud that you are the woman, wife, mother of noble character and that you are in their family.