Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman?

Proverbs 31:10 Dissected & Defined

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”

Virtuous means morally good

Daily-Devo Paraphrase:

This chapter contains the description of a most valuable woman. A woman that cannot be bought. A woman that God has wrought. A virtuous woman. Often imitated, seldom duplicated.

Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman? Me!

I still remember a particular day in the life of my wife’s and mine budding relationship. Oh, how desperately I loved her, and how I wanted to know God’s clear plan for our future. Should we marry? And if so, when? I hoped and prayed it would be soon! But, not knowing the will of our Father, I waited. 

I had come to the conclusion that if God clearly lead me to ask her, I would. First I had my parent’s blessing. Then my Pastor had agreed. And I was just waiting for her and her parent’s permission. So things had progressed well. But, I wanted clear assurance from God. Still, I asked for a sign. 

The Sign of My Virtuous Wife

Now, I am not “into” signs and wonders. Mainly because I know the dangers of putting those types of demands on a Holy God. Still, I asked for one, none the less. And boy did it come!

After I brought her home from church that Sunday night I headed home. Then I noticed she had accidentally (she said) taken my Bible. So as I looked over, I saw hers sitting on the dash of my car. That’s no problem, I would switch them tomorrow. 

The next morning I used it to do my daily devotions. That was October 31, 1994. That day I opened her Bible to – you guessed it – Proverbs 31. What I saw next blew my mind. It suggested a sure sign from God. And this is what sealed the deal for me!

The two pages of Proverbs 31 were the most worn pages of her Bible. Though a well-worn Bible, these pages were barely intact. As I looked at the notes (that I promise I never read) were everywhere. The wear and tear on this passage were too much to bear. Then I realized I was dating a woman that was learning to live in the luxury of virtue. She wanted it and was goin’ for it!

I married “My Ruby” that spring.

Steve Curington grew up in a Christian home and graduated from North Love Christian School in 1984. After high school, Steve started a 10-year addiction to alcoholism and cocaine. After a serious car accident, Steve found complete sobriety through his relationship with Jesus Christ. After his recovery in 1996, Steve began Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addiction ministry. What started as a humble, Friday night addiction class with four regular attendees in Rockford, Illinois, grew to a class of more than 300 people from the community and then spread to other churches across the country and around the world. The founder of Reformers Unanimous International (RU) died suddenly on October 30, 2010. Mr. Curington, a husband and father of five children, was only 45, but he accomplished more in his 15 years of ministry than many do in a lifetime. We know his work, his writing, his voice, and his reach will live on.

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