Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:30 Amplified Bible (AMP)
virtuous woman

Who is she?

An excellent woman

She is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous,
Her value is more precious than jewels;

Her worth is far above rubies or pearls.



She is Abigail

When she speaks, her words are wise

Nabal’s life

Extended by one day

David’s hands

Prevented from commiting murder.



She is Deborah

She is clothed with strength

She is not afraid of the future

A prophet and a Judge

Going to war for Israel

With cowardly and faithless Barak



She is Dorcas

Her hands ever outstretched to the needy,

Her arms refuge for the poor

Her kindness

Brought her back

Made others believe

In Peter’s God



She is Esther

Dressed in Fine linen and Purple gown

Beautiful on the outside

Fearless yet fearing the Lord

Submitting to His will

Ready to die for her people

‘If I perish, I perish.’



She is you, and you.

She is here, and there.

She is real.

You are real

There are many virtuous women

Outside these walls,

And capable too,

But you, yes you, surpass them all.


P.S I had written this poem for our sister’s weekend in Church. It is befitting to however share it here. The past few days have been the birthdays of a number of the virtuous women that I know. Happy Birthday Akuegbu Adaeze, Anyika Chineze, Famuyibo Ojuolape, and Igbinosun Bertha. You are all amazing! God bless you and keep you. May you remain a source of favour to everyone around you (Amen.)



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  1. Awwn.. thank u so much, Ekaete!! I’m truly flattered. I should read more about dese virtuous women in the Bible, so I can relate more to their stories.. This piece is lovely!

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