An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

To Market, To Market

(Pro 31:14 KJV) She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

We are talking about the ideal wife, and it seems mother.  This is one busy lady.  Here we seem to be referring to the way in which the matriarch will supply daily sustenance to her family and household staff.  The comparison is to business people.  The lady does not go out in the field, grow the food, harvest it and prepare it.  She buys it in the state that the food seller finds most profitable for himself.  

We are talking about a number of qualities.  We have planning, knowing value, being able to pay.  We also have the ability to bargain, which is a characteristic of the market in much of the world.

So?  Be a good steward.  That involves what you buy as well as caring for those you are entrusted with. 

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