She is worth far more than rubies.
The first part of this passage refers to a woman's character as a wife.
Noble character...Noble is defined as a person of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence, of an admirably high quality; notably superior.
And rubies...they are up there with diamonds. Rare and beautiful.
What a hard thing to live up to. Not only do I need to be noble, a person of excellence, but I also need to act in a way that is rare and beautiful...all the time.
There are days when I don't think I could be worth more than a piece of coal let alone a ruby. My attitude does not reflect the attitude of a woman who is noble or worth more than rubies!
.hmmmmm how can I portray this in my everyday work? Maybe by believing it. God made ME...Kara! Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations." He made me to do His work! What a privilege. I am rare..and (at times) beautiful. I think if we believe we are these things, we will portray them in our everyday interactions with our husbands.
Dear Lord, Help me to believe that I am a person of excellence. You created me, therefore, I am rare and beautiful. One of a kind. Help me to daily display my qualities to my husband. Amen.