Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Proverbs 31 Woman's Workplace

Several women have commented to me or stated that the Proverbs 31 woman worked outside of her home.  I have a hard time finding that in Proverbs 31. 

It states that she bought a field so she could garden ~

She considers a field and buys it;  From her earnings she plants a vineyard. {verse 16}

She sews clothing and belts and sells some  ~

She makes linen garments and sells them,  And supplies belts to the tradesmen.  {verse 24}

She goes shopping for her food and even goes far to find it ~

She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.  {verse 14}

Her main goal in all of this is...She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.  {verse 27}

Nowhere in Scripture can you find where women are told to leave their homes for long periods of time and drop their children off with others to watch.  She is admonished to guide her home, be a keeper at home, and train up her children in the way they should go.  No one does this better than a mother.

I believe it is fine for women to find ways to make money from home to supplement their husband's salary.  They can make things, babysit, whatever.  With computers, the options are endless, but her main focus needs to be upon her home and taking care of it, her husband and children.  Nothing is more valuable than a happy home.

Did you know that most women don't even cook these days???  I know of some men who have married women who never cook.  There is nothing like good, healthy home cooking. 

Having a clean home is important also.  Everyone enjoys a clean and tidy home.  Husbands need lots of love and attention.  Children need it also.  All of this takes time and a lot of work regardless what Hilary Rosen, the Democratic spokesperson and strategist believes!  {She said that Ann Romney had "never worked a day in her life!"  She did raise five sons and hold a marriage together.  That, my friends, takes work.}

Years ago, I was asked to teach women on being wives and mothers.  I was instructed NOT to mention being keepers at home...This was in a church!  Well, I decided I was going to teach God's Word, whether society agreed with me or not.  The longer I live, the more I see how wise God was in His instructions to us.  God is our provider and rewards those who earnestly seek Him and His ways.

So men, when looking for a wife, look for one that aspires to be a Proverbs 31 wife and women, aspire to become a Proverbs 31 wife and wait patiently for a husband that wants one!