- SHE’S AN ENTREPRENEUR.
She perceiveth that her merchandise [is] good: her candle goeth not out by night
She perceives that her merchandise is good. That’s it’s worth buying into her time and her investment. She is prudent and again a great planner. She burns her midnight oil doing all she can for her family.
She turns straw into gold by the work of her hands.
She is industrious and her household lacks nothing.
- SHE’S INDUSTRIOUS.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She is a business woman who brings her merchandise from far off.
That means she is well of, but can still do any other work that benefits her family.
Laying her hands to spindle doesn’t make her worth any less. She knows the work of her hands are blessed and so does whatever she touches to do.
- SHE’S A PHILANTHROPIST.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy
She is a woman with a kind heart and generous. She cares for the less fortunate in the society. She is not mean. She knows her wealth would not make any sense if she amassed it all to herself and for her family.
She is as intent upon giving as she is upon getting. She gives and gives, standing on the promises of God, that He loves a cheerful giver. She often serves the poor with her own hand, and she does it freely, cheerfully, and very liberally, with an outstretched hand.
She not only relieves her poor neighbors and those that are at hand, but she reaches forth her hands to the needy that are at a distance, seeking opportunities to do good and to help relieve any desperate situation.
- SHE’S A GREAT PLANNER.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet.
Scarlet-or, purple, were the best fabrics; available usually as a sign of prosperity and wealth. Purple/scarlet was the vestment color for senators, kings and emperors, it was the apparel for the affluent in the society.
She needs not fear the cold, for she has provided her family with clothing, more than sufficient to keep out the cold.
Her diligence is seen in her work. All her household are clothed in scarlet, good and strong cloth, fit for winter, and yet, making a good appearance.
It could also mean this, she’s not afraid of any threats from within or without because her house is in order. She has her household name protected.
Her children are disciplined and well-mannered.
- SHE IS NOT VAIN
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple.
She makes herself coverings of tapestry for her rooms, and decorates her home well without wasting her household money.
What she can, she makes. Of course this woman is rich, but she is not vain. Her adornment comes from inside to the outside.
Her greatest worth is her worth, her values, her good works, that make her fit to be a homemaker, a woman of valor, a mother and an awesome wife.
PRUDENT IS SHE.