So a man’s eyes and ears are open and he is alert to ‘find’ a certain type of wife per the now wise counsel of Solomon and God’s Word.
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
Noble – having fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals
The first step to ‘finding’ a woman like this is to first ‘look’ for a woman like this.
Rubies – what is of more value than great wealth?
“Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.”
So a man must choose:
‘Shiny Rubies or Character and Confidence’?
Also in Proverbs 12:4
“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.”
Maybe the choice really comes down to:
‘Crown of Glory vs Disgrace and Decay’?
*Reflection. This is a wake up call for every man to stop and consider – what exactly he is specifically looking for.