by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the Challenge
Editor’s note: So after accusing the letter-writer of sitting around eating bon-bons all day while reading and watching television Debi follows up with a little spiritual poison about not teaching anything of faith or being a prayer warrior. The implication is to leave all that stuff to the men folks and learn your place.
A man knows that his smart, hard-working, industrious wife reflects well on him, and she brings a lot to the marriage. Regardless of what kind of man he is, a husband will find great satisfaction in the fact that his wife is self-motivated and hard-working.
God gave us a thorough description of how a virtuous woman spends her days. Check to see if you fit the profile. Contrary to what I (or others) might think, this chapter, devoted to describing a godly woman, doesn’t represent this super-lady as a prayer warrior or a teacher of great Biblical truths. The woman described in Proverbs 31:10–31 is a successful, hard-working and industrious businesswoman. She sews and weaves, then sells her wares. She travels long distances to find good deals. She buys land and plants orchards. She has a staff of workers which she trains well. In all this activity she still makes time to help the needy. This active businesswoman is resourceful and aggressive. In verse 23 her success brings her husband recognition. “Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.” Verse 28 tells how her children respond to their mother: “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
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