She is strong, dignified, respectable. She’s hardworking, diligent, persevering. She engages in business, or science, or art, and she does it with excellence. She radiates beauty and light and life. She is wise, kind, tender-hearted, and she is fierce, bold and steadfast. She loves the Lord and walks in His ways. She carries herself with a quiet confidence, knowing that her Maker calls her beautiful, and beloved. She cares for the poor and fights for the vulnerable. She’s a provider, a creator, a nurturer, an encourager, a bringer-of-hope, and a lover of all things good and beautiful. The woman who fears the Lord is a force to be reckoned with, and she is far more precious than jewels.
“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates” (Proverbs 31:30-31).