Proverbs 31:15-18

15 She gets up while it is still night;

   she provides food for her family

   and portions for her female servants.

16 She considers a field and buys it;

   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;

   her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,

   and her lamp does not go out at night.

 

 The illustration of the noble wife continues. It is she who holds the household together, which is no small task, it is a charge she holds with great dignity. She is no sluggard, rising early for her daily routine, ensuring nobody in her care goes hungry. She is prudent with the family finances, choosing her purchases wisely and reinvesting her earnings. Diverse in her talents, she improves everything she involves herself with.

 

 “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” She wastes no time in getting things done, maintaining momentum throughout the day. Her productivity strengthens her, as her attitude empowers her. “She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.” Regardless of her husband’s contributions, she ensures that hers are profitable. She finishes her projects and carries out her plans, persevering even after dark.

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