Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. -Proverbs 31:10
When Proverbs 31:10 asks the question, "Who can find a virtuous wife?" let me remind us, we are all somebody’s bride. As believers in Jesus, we are called in the Bible, the bride of Christ. There is a parable Jesus gave in Matthew 13, that speaks of our worth to Him, as kingdom recipients. He spoke in Matthew 13:44-46 saying, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." Who is the man and who is the merchant? I believe this speaks of Jesus, who sought for Himself a bride, His church, for whom He gave all that He had, as He laid down His life for us upon the cross, that He might purchase us to become His bride. 1 Peter 1:18-19 tells us, you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold,… but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. As His church, you and I are the beautiful pearl of great price, and to Him, we are a treasure worth dying for! This is our worth to our bridegroom, Jesus Christ. Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies…..Jesus did!
Lucia Orozco is the wife of Marc Orozco, pastor of Calvary Chapel Brandon, FL. Together, they have been married and in the ministry for 19 years. They have four children.