Having considered this special woman’s moral and physical strength, we must look at one final element that is crucial to understanding what a virtuous woman is.
It definitely does not sound very attractive or feminine or beautiful, but she is an army (an army of virtues)! That is the essence of God’s description of her character.
Let me explain:
The Hebrew word for virtuous is used 200-plus times in the Bible to describe an army. This Old Testament word refers to a force and is used to define the characteristics of; able, capable, mighty, strong, valiant, powerful, efficient, wealthy, and worthy.
Secondly, the word is also used in reference to a man of war, men of war, and men prepared for war.
Now let us change this definition to the feminine case and you begin to grasp the power at the core of this woman! Just as mental toughness and physical energy are the primary traits of an army, they also mark God’s beautiful woman.
As you and I stand together staring at the awesome Proverbs 31 woman, we need to understand as much as possible what God means when He describes her as a virtuous woman.
After all, understanding her character, the goal of this plan, is our first step toward becoming virtuous Proverbs 31 woman ourselves. “Who can find a virtuous woman?” Is the question of Proverbs 31:10. With this query, God points out that His kind of woman is extraordinary-indeed, rare treasure-when it comes to her inner strength and outward accomplishments.
She’s also an utterly awesome army of virtues. And with God’s help, you and I can become awesome, too.