She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 NKJV
The woman who considers is one who thinks through the pros/cons and all the potential impacts to others that are wrapped up in the decision. It is wise to consider before deciding something.
She is able to make decisions. Some have a hard time deciding whether or not to make a large purchase. Others have a hard time figuring out what to wear in the morning. This woman clearly knows how to choose. She is willing to take risks. When she considers the risks she doesn’t let fear or failure stop her. She even has a track record of good decisions because the verse talks about her profits. She has done well with her financial gain in the past.
She is not out to acquire for the sake of gain. This woman’s intensions are for good. With her profits she doesn’t run out and go shopping for herself. With her profits she plants a vineyard. Think about how a vineyard might help others.
(1) It provides food for her family.
(2) It provides jobs for others because she needs laborers to tend the vineyard and help at harvest time.
(3) If she chooses to sell any of the harvest, she is supplying food to others.
(4) It provides additional income for her family, when she sells some of the harvest.
This woman is an intelligent business woman. Not only does she benefit all these people but she also invests for the future. What an example for us!
Lord Jesus, thank you for this godly woman’s example. Thank you, for the wisdom you provide when we ask for it. Help us to be wise, decisive and thoughtful of the future. In your name we pray. Amen.
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