Virtuous Spending Part 2 of 2
Proverbs 31:24 also talks about the virtuous women in respects to being a business woman. It says “She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.” Not only is she investing in property, she’s making things to sell. She doesn’t put all of her eggs in one basket! She’s not just riding on the success of the field and the vineyard. In the meantime, she doing what she can with what she has.
The virtuous woman hasn’t forgotten those in need. Proverbs 31:20 says “She extends her hand to the poor,Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.” When God blesses us, I believe He doesn’t just bless us for us to keep it to ourselves. We are “blessed to be a blessing” This isn’t saying you have to give everything that you have away. We still have to use wisdom. But, as Christians, part of our duty is to take care of those in need. In doing so, I believe we minister the love of Christ (see Matthew 5:16).
The first part of Proverbs 31:21 says “She is not afraid of snow for her household…” And the second part of verse 25 says “She shall rejoice in time to come…” Because the virtuous woman puts her trust in God (Pr. 31:30) and is a good steward, she can be secure in her economic future. She’s not afraid of what the stock market or economists say. She depends on God. Because of that, she’ll reap good fruit (See verse 31)
Ladies, financial wisdom is not a hard thing to have. We have to remember to live within our means and be smart about our purchases. If you don’t work outside of the home and have chosen to stay home and care for the family, being financially smart can mean shopping wisely when purchasing things for the home or being resourceful and finding better ways to use what you have. With God, all things are possible. Even financial wisdom.Posted under Bible by admin