Proverbs 31:10 (AMP) states that the virtuous woman is “Far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.”
I am sure the same thing could be said of finding a virtuous man who is also of high value. A virtuous woman whose “price is far above rubies” is worthy of a virtuous man who will nourish, care, love, and protect her.
All fine jewelry is kept in a safe place where it is protected from thieves and destroyers, such as the Crown Jewels.
Sending one’s wife out of the protected environment of a godly home into the unprotected work place is not esteeming her value to be worth more than rubies. While your valuable treasures are kept in a bank vault or in a strong steel case with an expensive lock, your most treasured and loved wife is placed in a work environment of sleazy, flirtatious predators. This does not make sense to me.
No wonder our homes are falling apart and our treasures are thrown to the wind. If you regard your daughters as crown jewels, you will also protect them from the wolves of the work place or crazy colleges.
Father, you have a divine responsibility to protect your living gem stones.