Proverbs 31 Woman — Part 7

She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

(Proverbs 31:16)

LORD Jesus, we praise You for we can stand on Your promises. You are always there to guide us. Forgive us whenever we overspend the money or resources that You have so graciously given to us. Help us to be diligent in our work and our budgeting. Enable us to be good stewards to Your glory. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

This is another one of those verses again that we might say of that it doesn’t apply to the modern day woman. We read too quickly and think nothing of it. I mean, how many of us are still able to consider a field and buy it? Do you know of any woman that plants a vineyard from her profits?

So how could this verse be applied in our own life?

READ — Read the verse again:

She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

ENGAGE — Think: What does the verse say? (Copy/Paste)

What does she do?
(She) _____ (and) _____

What does she consider and buy?
(a) _____

What resources does she use to plant a vineyard?
(her) _____

The virtuous woman is active. She takes into consideration to buy a field — something that would bring in fruits and be of great value to her family. She invests her profit and considers and buys even more.

APPLY — Think: How does this apply for your own household?

What are some of the things your family is in need of? Do they prefer or even have to eat certain kinds of food? Are they allergic to some of the fibers in their clothings? Then it is time to consider, buy, and invest.

DO — Think: How can you make this happen?

Do your husband and children eat a lot of apples? You don’t have to buy a whole apple farm — not yet. Start small. Save up some money, spend it to buy a good apple tree, and plant it in your garden. There is nothing more rewarding than to sow seeds, watch fruits and vegetables grow, and eat them as they are ready. They taste amazing!

Much of the clothing we buy in the stores today are made out of mixed fabrics and threads. They might be cheaper — or at least appear so at first sight — but in the end many of them are not worth the price you have paid. One great advantage of things that are homemade is that you know what they are made out of. Another advantage is that you have watched over them while they were being made. In other words, you are able to oversee the production and you can adjust the composition: add only the ingredients you want in the product and leave out the unwanted ones.

Again, start small. You don’t need a lot of materials and tools at first. Sewing, for example, can happen by hand as much as it can with a sewing machine. All you need to do is learn some of the stitches that you can make with a simple needle, some thread, and a piece of fabric. Another way to invest is to find a small patch in your garden and grow a stalk of beans. The more you pick the ripe ones, the more will keep on growing. You will be amazed at how much one plant can yield. Praise God who gives the increase! Hallelujah!

Consider, buy, and invest — one step at a time today.

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