Proverbs 31:15 and 16

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls (Proverbs 31:15, NIV).

This verse ties in with the last two verses really well. Since I’ve already posted on these subjects, I’m going to skip to the next verse.

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard (Proverbs 31:16, NIV).

My parents always taught me that women are to take care of the home, and that God wants men to be the breadwinners. So what does this mean when it says “out of her earnings”? It means that there is nothing wrong with using what you already do to make a profit – for example baking bread. There is a family that I know who has a little shed down at the end of their driveway where they sell eggs and flowers. Now, depending on where you live you may or may not be able to do this, but you could crochet or sew things and sell them, you can bake bread, you can make jewelry, etc. All of these will give you a good profit. If there is a farmer’s market nearby, you can become a vendor. All of these are things that don’t take too much work. With your earnings, there is even more possibilities.

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