Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
A virtuous wife is simply a woman who seeks first God’s kingdom and His righteousness. She is a woman who seeks after the Lord with her whole heart because in seeking after the Lord, the Lord transforms her life by the power of the Holy Spirit. A woman is not virtuous in her own strength or power. She is only virtuous as she draws near to Jesus.
When it speaks of watching over the ways of her household, it speaks of a woman who is a woman of prayer. It is impossible to physically protect our families and our children from everything. But when we are a person of prayer we are able to supernaturally protect our families through the tools God has given us.
When things are committed to prayer the hand of God moves in that situation. To be idle simply means to be asleep at the wheel. Someone who is idle is not faithful in the things they have been given as a steward. But a woman who is virtuous is an invaluable gift to any husband and her family because her faithfulness to the Lord will bring blessing to every area of their lives.