Victoria Fellowship Church (VFC)
International and Interdenominational
House Fellowship for week commencing 27th March 2016
Quarter Theme: The Book of Proverbs: Gems of Wisdom
Topic: The Virtuous Woman
Texts: Prov. 31:10-31
Memory Verse: Proverb 31:28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her
Proverbs 31 was written by King Lemuel. The name Lamuel means Belonging to God , a pseudonym for Solomon. His mother gave him these important teachings. But who was King Lemuel? Many people believe that King Lemuel was really King Solomon. If so, then his mother was Bathsheba. But this is a guess. Whoever wrote this, it is a passage of wisdom in action.
A virtuous woman is trustworthy. A virtuous woman cares for others. She gives her husband encouragement. She takes care of her family. She gives to the poor and needy. A virtuous woman is wise. She chooses quality goods and food. She invests money wisely. A virtuous woman is industrious. She gets up early in the morning and goes to bed late. She works hard and is busy all the time.
A virtuous woman uses her talents. She makes clothes for herself and her family. She sells what she makes. A virtuous woman is supportive. She gives her husband support. A virtuous woman is honorable. A virtuous woman is respected by others. Her children and her husband praise her. A virtuous woman respects and fears God.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
- Discuss the nine characteristics of a virtues woman and give examples of women in the bible who depicted some of these characteristics, those who didn’t and the accompanying impact on their families. Gen. 3:1-6; Mark 16: 1-3, 9 Acts 16:11-15; Judges 4: 4-7
- As families, in what practical ways can we help our ladies to be the virtues women that we so desire in them? Matthew 1: 18- 25; 1 Samuel 1:1-18 Genesis 12:10-20