Far Above Rubies by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” ~ Proverbs 31:10

We celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, a day that is set aside every year throughout the United States and some other parts of the world to honor mothers and celebrate motherhood.  I’m personally grateful to my grandmother, my mother, my wife and the many women who have positively impacted my life.  There are no successful entrepreneurs who can say that their grandmother, mother, or wife was not critical to their success.  Women are the backbone of our society; they can cause us to fail or succeed.

We cannot choose our grandmother or our mothers, but we can choose our wives.  You can only be as successful as the person you marry.  Like the virtuous woman mentioned in Proverbs 31: 10-31, her price is “far above rubies.”  A ruby is a precious stone, usually more costly than a diamond of the same size. The Bible states that the worth of this woman is far above this great, precious stone.  What would make a woman worth so much?  Here are a few of her characteristics:

She is trustworthy – Her husband does not have to worry about anything. He entrusts her with his finances, his deep inner fears and concerns, his children, and even his business affairs.

She is industrious – This woman is a Biblical Entrepreneur, she not only supports her husband, but takes every opportunity to use the talents that God gifted her. She is never idle and is profitable in all of her endeavors.

She is a homemaker – Beyond being a business woman, she is also concerned with the things of her home.  She realizes that her first responsibility is the stability of her home.

She is a wise steward – She is a great manager of resources.  She is not a consumer but a producer. She resists the temptation to spend money on things that have no eternal value. She generously gives to those in need.

She is gentle and wise in her speech – She has a meek and quiet demeanor, but when she speaks, wisdom comes out of her mouth.  She has hidden the Word of God in her heart, and out of the abundance of her heart she speaks.

She is a nurturing and caring mother – She takes her responsibility as a mother very seriously. She does not allow anything to get in the way of providing nurturing care to her children to ensure their spiritual and natural success.

She fears the Lord – She recognizes that her external beauty must be the result of an internal reverence for the Lord.

I know you may be wondering, “Does this woman really exist?” Yes she does.  I married one.  I believe every woman is born with the potential of being a virtuous woman.  How fully developed she becomes depends on her upbringing and the influences she has in her life.  It is the responsibility of her husband to provide the leadership and nurturing that will allow her to fully blossom into the virtuous woman God has called her to be.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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