Tuesday, September 16, 2014

She Was Into Real Estate Investing?

It is amazing to me what great lengths women will go to in order to justify women working outside of the home for hours every day. On one comment, a woman wrote that the Proverbs 31 woman was involved in "selling merchant clothing, real estate investing." She gets this from these verses ~

She considers a field, and buys it: 
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She makes fine linen, and sells it 
and delivers girdles unto the merchant.
Proverbs 31:16,24

I have read over and over again that this means that the Proverbs 31 woman was a career woman. It never states that she left her home every day for hours and her children in the care of others. She bought "a" field, one field to plant a garden for her family. She made clothes in her home to sell to bring in a little money for her family. She was resourceful and spent her time wisely. All of her activities revolved around the home ~

She looks well to the ways of her household, 
and eats not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:27

She was home. Everything she did was for her home and family. 

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praises her.
Proverbs 31:28

God wants women at home, guarding and protecting it. The only time the Bible speaks about a women not being at home, it was referring to a prostitute, She is boisterous and rebellious, Her feet do not remain at home {Proverbs 7:11}. And NO, I am NOT comparing working mothers to prostitutes! I realize some mothers have to work to put food on the table, clothes on their children's back and a roof over their children's head. {Biblically speaking, however, the family or/and church should be taking care of mothers so they can stay at home with their children, if they have no husband, according to the Word. When Paul addresses the care of widows, he makes it VERY clear that they should be able to stay home and have others provide for their needs.}

I believe God's ideal is for mothers raising their children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. He wants them finding ways to please their husbands and making their lives better. This all brings glory to His name and to the Gospel. Bringing glory to Him is our purpose for living. It is ALL about Him and how He wants us to live.  I can't find anywhere in the Bible that God says anything different.

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