She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 NKJV
Food is necessary for our survival. However, this woman puts forth effort in making the necessary special. She doesn’t just make simple foods, but rather exotic and gourmet.
The mention of merchant ships brings to mind variety, not the “same old thing”. Perhaps this woman was very creative in her meal preparations. The verse says “she is like the merchant ship”. Maybe her food was prepared in such a way the eaters believe it must have come from far away.
Isn’t it nice to enjoy a new, different meal time experience? It brings pleasure, doesn’t it? It is a wonderful a woman who provides so abundantly for her family.
It is not only enjoyable, but it is also an opportunity for teaching her children about other cultures. Exposing them to new kinds of food, talking of where the food came from and the types of lives people led all over the world is a great way to expand our children’s thinking.
Are you the cook in the family? What is one way to bring some creativity to your meals? Don’t be afraid to try a new recipe. It just might be your family’s next favorite meal. It’s good for them to try new foods.
Lord thank you for the variety of food choices we have. Help us be grateful for every type of food set before us. Teach us ways to introduce new foods to our families. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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