WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “virtuous” in God’s way? This question is the source of arguments in many church meetings. Some people focus woman’s virtues on her external appearance, such as clothing and personal appearance; others assert that feminine virtues come from within, that is, from the way she thinks expressed through manners; and a third group supports the idea that both aspects are vita. What do you think?
How can you apply this Biblical concept in your life?
When God created us, in His image and likeness, He did it with marked delicacy that was projected not only internally but also in visible or external qualities. The shape and anatomy of our body, as well as the way we relate with God and others, are distinctive features that totally differ from masculine virtues and qualities. This means that the internal and external virtues that God placed under our care must be cultivated and developed. Taking care of the physical aspect is as important as taking care of our spiritual, Emotional and intellectual life.
Exercise establishments are full of women who seek to take care of their bodies, and who have made the time spent at the gym a worship of the image, neglecting other areas of life. Doing one thing to the detriment of an- other isn’t the gospel calling. We, as God’s daughters, should take care of the physical aspect of life, by eating and drinking healthily and, of course, by exercising regularly, not necessarily in a gym, but through productive work such as gardening or walking outdoors. But it’s clear that we shouldn’t neglect the intellectual pan. We process everything through our intellect: from our religious beliefs to our personal relationships and our stances in life.
Modem life, with its amazing inventions, has led us to have a sedentary lifestyle. Excessive use of television, computers, cell phones and home appliances makes us inactive, at the expense of our health.
Virtuous women fight to stay healthy, not only to look good, but also as a way of thanking God for the life He has lent them.
Get together with your daughters or friends and enjoy a prayer walk, at least one morning.