In verse 18 we read, “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good; her candle goeth not out by night.”
The Virtuous Woman is Thorough.
Whatever this lady determines to do, she does it to the best of her ability. She examines what she produces and is aware of its value. The quality of her work speaks to her inward character.
There are many areas of my life to which I could apply this truth. Certainly if you work outside of the home, the job you do in the office or behind the counter is part of your testimony as a Christian woman.
How about the tasks we do around the house? Do I give the best hours of my day, when I am the most energetic and creative, to those chores that benefit my family or do I waste them in other pursuits? Do I begin a chore and see it through to completion or leave it halfway done? Am I giving my foremost effort in all that I seek to accomplish?
How important it is to teach our children to be thorough in completing their assigned duties. By paying attention to details and persevering until the labor is done, they can feel a sense of accomplishment in the finished product.
This week, may I follow the example of the virtuous woman as I seek strength from the Lord to put a whole-hearted effort into every pursuit I undertake.
Read earlier posts in this series here.
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