She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Welcome back to another discussion about the Proverbs 31 Woman! I love to glean wisdom from these verses. While I know I will never be the “perfect woman,” I definitely want to be a lady who seeks God’s best for every aspect of my life. Reading and applying the Scriptures is so important, friends!
Verse thirteen of Proverbs 31 speaks of a woman who goes out to find wool and flax, likely to spin them into clothing. I think that an important take away of this verse is that she went to look for what she needed, instead of waiting for supplies to be brought to her. She took an active role in working willingly for her household.
This is such a good example for us. It would be best for us to do whatever it takes to serve our families, whether it is convenient or not.
In today’s modern times, this probably will look different than it did during Biblical times. While we still might visit markets, we also can make online purchases. This is certainly easier than what the Proverbs 31 Woman did.
When we actively seek out goods for our households, it is good to make a plan. I love to write simple lists in my planner, at least a week ahead of time. Depending on our needs, I might plan on a monthly, or even a yearly basis. This helps me immensely. When I make a plan, I am prepared.
Sometimes time slips away from me, and I forget to prepare. When this happens, I am much more likely to become frazzled. I also might forget to purchase an item that my family really needs. This has definitely happened to me before! Life seems so much easier when I remember to plan accordingly.
There have been times when I realized that our home wasn’t running as smoothly as it could be, and I’ve had to reevaluate some priorities. Was I spending my time wisely? Did I need to cut out time in my Etsy shop? How about social media? Did I need to spend less time there?
I am so grateful that the Lord will meet us where we are, and will help us. He is such a good Father! He gently leads us on the path to righteousness.
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