(Proverbs 12:4 KJV) A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Do men really want a “virtuous” (excellent NASB) (2428) “woman” (wife NASB) (802)? It sounds good. It is obviously meant as a good thing. God would approve. Unfortunately we tend to be attracted to the flashy instead of the “virtuous.”
We have an instinct about this word. It’s most common translation in both NASB and KJV is “army.” The word means “strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army.” These are wonderful qualities in an executive secretary but in a wife we tend to want what was in the traditional wedding vow, one who will “love and obey.”
I would guess that God knows better.
So? Most of us aren’t looking for wives, or husbands for that matter. We are making choices in other areas of life. Maybe we should be using God’s measures of value and worth, not those of our culture or natural inclinations.