Proverbs 31: Part 2&3 The Balanced Woman….

Good evening y’all. Apologies i didn’t get round to posting yesterdays blog on verses 15 -18. I am going to do a combined blog for yesterday and today, covering verses 15 – 22.

Be blessed 🙂

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Verse 15
“She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls” (NLT).

She does whatever needs to be done to provide for her family; to make sure they are well taken care of, even if it means waking up way early to get the ball rolling. She puts her families comfort ahead of hers.

Verse 16
“She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard” (NKJV).
 
She is an entrepreneur. She is not impulsive in her decisions but she thinks it through. NKJV says she “considers…”, that is, she thinks it through, weighs all the pros and cons before buying the land. She is good at negotiating and investing.

Verse 17
“She is energetic and strong, a hard worker” (NLT)

She strengthens herself. She is not a lazy woman. She prepares her mind for work. She does all of this out of love for her family.

Verse 18
“She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night” (NKJV).

She senses that what she’s doing is productive and can see the effect it has on her family. This motivates her to continue to work even till late at night.

I also thought from the later part of the verse where it says “her lamp doesn’t go out”, that this could mean she knows how to juggle all the tasks she has to do, so that she doesn’t burn out physically.

Verse 19
“Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber” (NLT)

Again, showing the creative and hardworking side of her.

Verse 20
“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy” (NLT)

She is always ready to help the poor and needy.

Verse 21
“She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes” (NLT).

She makes sure her family is prepared in and out of season. Nothing catches her by surprise. She plans in advance.

Verse 22
“She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple” (NKJV).

She takes good care of herself. In the midst of the busyness around her, she still makes time out to make sure she is well clothed including her family and home.

I pray God gives us the grace and strength to be this woman in our daily lives.

Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to leave your thots on chapter.

Tomorrow we continue with verses 23 – 26

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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