She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
this week we see a wife who is wise with finances and is very business savvy. i think these verses show us that Christian submissive homemakers can still make intelligent decisions.
the first thing we see is the Proverbs 31 woman considers a field, she doesn't just rashly buy it. she is smart, patient and wise with her finances and doesn't just purchase things on a whim. she considers it, prays about it and talks to her husband about it. she seeks her husbands approval before making any purchases. she would never make a purchase without consulting her husband first. she spends her money wisely and unselfishly. and i would say she's a saver, since she obviously had the money saved up to purchase the field.
she doesn't just buy the field, she plants a vineyard in it. she is obviously a hard worker. when she has a special project like this, she gets on it and get it done. she doesn't get to the middle of the project and decide it was too hard and give up. she works hard, eagerly and vigorously.
this lady is definitely not a couch potato. she is a physically active woman who cares for her body. she is strong and healthy because she willingly works with her hands daily. she doesn't do this for vain reasons but in an effort to fulfill Gods role for her.
we need to have diligence and a heart that's willing to work. our home is the place where our children's hearts are molded and where they grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. our home is where our husbands come after a hard day of work to find comfort and to relax. a home with a hardworking woman is a complete blessing to her family.
this week, be willing to get your hands dirty, work hard and show an amazing work ethic. and as we discussed last week, do it without grumbling and complaining. remember, your most important work will be done inside the walls of your home.
out for now
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