In part 15 of this series, we look at verse 24. The verse says: She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. Here again we see that the Proverbs 31 wife is using her business skills. She is helping to provide for her family by making clothes and selling them. She is putting her skills to good use.Remember that the Proverbs 31 Wife didn’t do all these things in one day. It was over a lifetime. When the season of life was right, the Proverbs 31 wife put time and effort into helping make money for her family. She did not sacrifice her duties as a wife and mother to run a business. I would assume this would have been a time in her life when her children were older and didn’t need her as much, so she used her time wisely to help provide.
If you are in a season of life where you have the time, what are some ways that you can help provide for your family. What specials talents do you have that you would like to utilize? Maybe you feel like you don’t have any talents that could bring in money. Think about what it is you would want to do, and start learning the necessary skills.
The Proverbs 31 wife wasn’t just born with sewing skills. She learned how to make clothing from doing so for her own family. You have to study, put in work, and practice in order to learn new things and develop new skills.
Strength & Dignity Part 15 action item:
Brainstorm and think about a skill you would like to learn. Find a book or other resource to help you learn more about that topic.
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