It’s Day 12 of our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study!
Today, we’re going to dig into Proverbs 31:24-25
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
In yesterday’s lesson, we learned being a Proverbs 31 Woman means examining how our character and virtue impact our husbands. We also took a deep dive into the whole “pride thing” among men and why that’s so important. You can get caught up with yesterday’s lesson here!
Today’s video lesson we will look at being enterprising and lining up our priorities with God’s. We’ll also delve a bit into having an attitude of joy!
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Let me ask you this. . .
Are there ways you could enterprising for your family? Do you feel God leading you in that direction?
If so, then today’s video lesson is just for you!
Tune in to learn how you can grow as an enterprising Proverbs 31 Woman!
Bible Study Notes
- It’s perfectly ok to want to be enterprising and use your skills to bless your family financially. Just be sure your priorities are in order and you’ll see the favor and anointing of God on your efforts!
- We should be clothed in strength and honor. People should see the Glory of God on our lives, just by encountering us!
- SMILE!! A joyous and happy countenance can make a world of difference for you or others!
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Now Keep Reading!
The Proverbs 31 Woman was enterprising!
She used her skills, as a seamstress or dressmaker and sold her items – much like a direct retailer, where she makes and sells her clothing directly.
She was also a consignor, by bringing her designed items to other merchants to sell for her.
Here we see she has different ways of bringing in additional income to her household, in a way that does not compromise her values.
I believe there is a reason why we don’t hear much about her enterprising abilities until this far into the scripture. It is because God wants to send us a clear and very important message.
That is a message about keeping our priorities in focus and having our homes in order.
If we notice, the Proverbs 31 Woman took care of home FIRST and THEN she went out and became a great enterpriser, businesswoman, and entrepreneur.
She took care of home as an excellent homemaker and then she went out and did business.
Our focus must be on “home” first. Once home is established and running well, then God will open up doors for you to move and do other things – like start a business!
Your profitability in business and other enterprising ventures, will be a direct reflection of the profitability of your home.
I truly believe if you want the anointing, grace, and favor of God to show up in your business, take care of home first!
Be great at home, so you can be great when you are out representing your home!
Let’s dig around in this a bit!
The word “strength” is the Hebrew word “`oz.”
Here’s what it means:
The word “honor” is the Hebrew word “hadar”
Here’s what it means:
- A holy ornament
Let’s replace these words within the verse Proverbs 31:25. . .
Splendor, majesty, and holy ornaments are her clothing.
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Think for a moment about the first thing we notice about others. In many cases it’s their clothing.
It could be nice clothing, old clothing, tattered clothing. It doesn’t matter. Usually when we are describing someone we don’t know, we’ll talk about something they are wearing – shirt, hat, sunglasses, etc.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if the first thing people noticed about you were your spiritual garments – those of strength (splendor, majesty) and honor (holy ornaments)?
We are called to be living epistles of Christ and to walk uprightly. We want people to see God’s goodness on us and to be adorned in His Glory!
Remember. . . for some people, you are the only bible they will ever read. So let’s make that one encounter impactful!
The Proverbs 31 Woman rejoices!
It’s important to keep your attitude in a position of joy!
This doesn’t mean you cannot have down days or have moments where you are not happy. We’re human with real emotions.
However happiness and joy are different.
Happiness is circumstantial.
Joy is eternal. It comes from a holy source that only God can give you through Christ.
So, let God’s joy radiate through you and cause a smile to show up on your face!
This makes you approachable to others who may need a kind word, encouragement, or want to encourage you! (You just never know!)
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I pray today’s lesson blessed you BIG! We have so much more to glean and learn in our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study together!
Be sure to check out the next lesson in The Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study Series! We’re going to talk about becoming that “good thing” to our husbands and why this is so important to him and our marriage.
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