Thursday, January 16, 2014

Worth Rubies~The Fruit Of Her Hands

 "She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard." Proverbs 31:16

So far we've learned that the Proverbs 31 woman makes her marriage a priority, is eager to work, spends time making meals for her family, and now we learn that she is also thoughtful about purchases and finances.

This scripture states that the Proverbs 31 woman would consider or think hard about her purchase before buying it.  I know we are probably not buying fields, but think about what you are in charge of purchasing for your family.  Household supplies?  Groceries?  Gas?  Clothes?  How much do we consider or think about these purchases before we make them?  Are we good stewards of the financial blessings we've been given?  Or are we making rash purchases?  Do our husbands tremble in fear when we go shopping, or do they give us their blessing knowing we will make good choices in our purchases?

The second part of this verse states that out of our earnings we will plant a vineyard.  How do we have earnings?  This may look different in each family.  For some women, it may be an income from a job or work at home opportunity and they are getting their earnings this way.  Some women spend time looking for ways to save money for their families.  This would be considered their earnings.  However the Proverbs 31 woman achieved her earnings, after careful consideration, she invested it into what will create more income for her family {planting a vineyard}. 

This week lets think about our family's finances and our shopping habits.  What area can we improve upon?  Can you use your gifts and talents to provide a small income for your family?  Can you spend more time coming up with creative ways to save money for your family?  Our husband will have full confidence in us {vs. 11} and our spending habits!


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1 comment:

  1. Great encouragement here to take stewardship seriously as part of our responsibilities.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions


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