The Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31

Types and shadows
They teach us to search
The virtuous woman
Is that not the Church?

The virtuous woman,
The church is it not?
As Peter described,
Without wrinkle or spot.

The traits of her character,
Her love for the groom,
Surely that is the Church,
Correct to assume?

Loving her family,
A home so secure,
Saints loving each other
with hearts that are pure.

Many seem to focus on
the virtuous woman alone,
Yet there’s a deeper lesson,
Hence I wrote this poem.

Let’s examine our hearts,
Whether a boy or a girl,
Apply that hidden treasure,
That greatly priced pearl.

For the virtuous woman,
She applies to us all,
To truly be Christian,
To follow Christ’s call.

Hope Redefined – Simeon from Luke 2

Hope is based on promise not on probabilities. And God is a promise keeper

Psalm 145:13

For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.

Hope looks ahead with certainty. It is the confident expectation of good things that are still to happen.

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Hope produces joy. The joy of anticipation: our hope will come to reality. Hope in trusting God hoping he will deliver.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Hope is a person. All I want for Christmas is Jesus.

Luke 2:30‭-‬32

I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. “He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!”

Please consider..

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly behavior.

Men In The Bible


David’s life was a portrait of success and failure, and it highlights the fact that he was far from perfect. He had absolute faith in God. His faith pleased God, he was rewarded for it by the Lord.

David absolutely loved God’s law of 150 Psalms in the Bible. He is credited for writing over half of them. God granted David understanding and wisdom through daily meditation. We would do well to not only read God’s word but also think about it throughout the day for God loves when we think about him.

David was truly thankful. His life was marked by seasons of great peace and prosperity as well as times of fear and despair. But through all the seasons in his life, he never forget to thank the Lord for everything that he had. It is truly one of his finest characteristics.

David was truly repentant. Despite his sin of adultery, lying and murder, he always loved God and sought to repent of these sins. He is a role model for all of us sinners who need to repent earnestly.


Joseph was a good administrator. He was a hard working and faithful servant. A fair and handsome man. God was with him and made him prosper and succesful. God blessed his master through him. His master had entrusted him to be in-charge of all of his house affairs. He fear God and always seek him in everything he does.


Daniel was a chosen, a man of conviction and commitment. As a child he had been raised to know God’s health laws. A very humanitarian, generous and humble Jewish man who also loves to connect to people. He remain faithful to his culture and to the Lord despite temptations of the Babylonian Empire. He was a noble man, serving the king with loyalty and integrity. He continued to trust God even the circumstances are against him, indeed God blessed him with wisdom and favor throughout his life.


Paul was a persecutionist who kill children and people because he believes God called him to do so but he was bounded with that sin. But God forgives him and called him to be his apostle. He was transformed by the light of Christ and changed the life of many people. Through him the salvation of Christ was spread and the grace of God was given to the people and reconciliation was done between Jews and Gentiles. He also connected the Jews, Romans and Gentiles.

Paul wrote 13 books in the bible. He was bold enough to preach the word of God. His life is a living testimony that until now it works in the lives of a lot of people. He was a good example to those who suffered trials and confusion in life. A man who killed people then became a good man who preached the word of God. One of the 12 Apostles of Christ. A faithful servant.

Understanding The Word “Church”

The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language and has been translated into other languages. The Greek word for “church” is derived from a verb meaning “to call out from”, in the noun form, ” the ones called out.” Sometimes it carries the meaning “called unto.” In the New Testament it refers to the people who are called out from sin, evil, and the world unto God.

The word was also used to refer to a gathering or group of people. So in the New Testament the word often means an assembly of people, or a congregation, which is related to God. The church is God’s assembly or God’s congregation. The English word “church” is derived from a root which means ” that which belongs to the Lord,” or “of the Lord,” or ” the Lord’s.”

The New Testament usage of the word is more limited than our current usage. In the New Testament there were no buildings known as churches. There were no denominational organizations yet founded to be called churches. And there is no example of a meeting of Christians being called a church service. In the New Testament the word refers to the people of God, to those who have been redeemed by the sacrifices of Jesus Christ.

The Power Of The Promises

According to one person’s count, there are 3,573 promises in the bible. The word “promise” itself occurs over 50 times in The King James version of the bible.

When God gives us a promise, we can be sure that this promise will be fulfilled because He never changes and his love never fails. But man is imperfect, he is changing – changed decision, and his promises are meant to be broken.

God out of his love to man, he has given us many promises in every areas of our lives.

The promises of God are “Yes and Amen”. It’s in the bible,

 2 Cor 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

God promises never fail – none of God’s promises in the bible ever fail.

Jos 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

God promises eternal life – for our children too.

1 Joh 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Isa 49:25 But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

God promises a new heart – a promise of new heart and desires.

Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

God promises of forgiveness

1 Joh 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God’s promises include the Holy spirit – the fruit of the spirit.

Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

God promises about money, finances, prosperity and employment – you will not lack anything.

Psa 34:9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Mat 6:31-34 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

God promises to supply all your needs

Phi 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

He does not hold back anything that is for your benefit of good.

Psa 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

God promises of healing – good health and healing.

Jer 30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

God promises of wisdom and guidance

Jam 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Pro 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

God promises for children, family and marriage

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Eph 5:21-33 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

God promises about peace and not to worry.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Phi 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

God promises help in overcoming temptation – victory over temptations.

1 Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

God’s promises are fulfilled through his word. Believe everything you ask in his name and it will come to pass. Amen!