by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – She Plant a Vineyard
Editor’s note: In the unquoted bits Lori insists the Proverbs 31 woman is not literally a field, but the scriptures, and claiming that anything the woman did was in complete submission to her husband. She makes sure to heap on scorn for working women or women spending any money at all.
And on a NLQ and personal note – sorry this late but I’m in the middle of moving to my new house in Tamarindo and severe weather had knocked out our internet and I’m waiting for repair. Snuck down to Eat at Joes to get coffee and glom onto their wifi. There may be a few more skipped posts over the next few days while I’m settling into my Lori-disapproved bought field (estate with two houses, cabin and a swimming pool). We’re going to be running a b&b place near Tamarindo. Sometimes a field really is a field. Suck it, Lori, women can make those decisions, pay for those fields and WORK them and it is not unGodly.
“Whether it be fit for use and of a reasonable price, and how she may purchase it. This excludes the rashness, as the proceeding to buy it excludes the inconstancy, which is often incident to that sex” (Benson Commentary). Yes, many of us women often buy things on impulse. We see something we like and buy it without pondering if we even need it or can afford it. There’s advertisements on Facebook, Instagram, and all over trying to get us to buy another dress or product even though we have plenty of everything! Next time you want to buy something, carefully consider if you really need it and don’t act rash about it. Yes, use wisdom and even prayer in your purchases. Most of us don’t need any more stuff!
“She turns her attention to a certain field, the possession of which is for some cause desirable; and, after due examination and consideration, she buys it” (Pulpit Commentary). She “considers” a field before buying it. “Can I afford it?” “Is it a good use of our money?” “Will it be profitable for us?” She weighs her options and then decides whether or not to purchase it.
Do you notice that she buys “a field”? Not many fields. No, she is not a real estate agent as some try to convince me. This isn’t her career. She is buying one field and considers carefully before buying it to see if it is a wise purchase. She didn’t leave her home for hours every day five days a week, her children in the care of others, and worked for a boss. She is NOT a career woman.
I am sure she bought this land with her husband’s hearty approval since she lived in submission to him.
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