Text: Proverbs 31:16-18
Madam Excellence shows wisdom when she handles money for business.
In the buying of a field, she does not simply rush into property ownership.
She considers it; meaning she wants to be sure that the property will serve the interests of the family and provide a good financial return, in this case a vineyard. The passage says she girds herself, which means she is well-prepared to go to work and work hard. She has become strong – wise and successful in the care of her family. Indeed, the lamp does not go out, all needs have been anticipated and met.
Though we are speaking about a wife of noble character in this proverb, this is just a reflection of the care given to us by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
All our needs are known by Him, and they are met by His grace. In His work of redemption, we are being conformed into His likeness. Christian wives should have this kind of character, but the traits we read about in this woman also apply to husbands, and to all believers. When we maintain these noble traits of dedication and strength in our service to the Lord Jesus Christ, to our families, and to others, we worship the Lord in our work.
Meditate on verse 16. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me be diligent with the resources you have given me. Amen.