November 28th, 2018
She seeks the Finest for Her Family
Proverbs 31:13-15 (KJB) She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
The thirty-first Proverb speaks about a virtuous woman. Throughout the entire Proverb, she seeks the best for her family. She rises first and goes to bed last. She takes care of the needs of her family, her household, her maidens, and likely takes care of herself last.
The modern-day woman can be too busy to take care of her family, her home, or herself. She rises early to begin the process of shoving her husband out the door to work, her kids to school, and herself to work. This leaves the work of the home to be done at the end of the day.
Because her day is already filled to the brim, often shopping, cleaning, cooking of the food, washing of the clothes, and other common tasks are not done, half done, or to be shared between all family members.
The truth is the order of many houses are out of sorts. Families are suffering both from the absence of virtuous women and from the presence of Fathers.
Though many families require a two income to make ends meet today, there was a time when life was simpler, wives and mothers were able and desired to stay at home and seek the finest for their family. The 31st Proverb does not fit the description of most women’s lives in this world today, either by their choice or by a pressing need to meet greater financial concerns.