“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.” (Pro 31:16)
Jesus was, and is, one of the greatest liberators of women in history—so much so that early writings see the ‘Christian Way’ as a political movement rather than a religious one. A key reason for this was the empowerment of women. In the society of the time, women were regarded as little more than chattels.
The clearest example we have of a great businessperson in the Bible is the Proverbs 31 woman. Here is a wonderful example of wisdom, application, diligence, and fiscal responsibility.
God is definitely into having women in business, so let’s not get in His way with some of our religiosity. There is no glass ceiling in God’s economy; He will exalt women into leadership roles if they allow Him to do so.
Quick Prayer: I will honor women as You did, Jesus. Amen.
“The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.” (Pro 21:20)
Fiscal management has some foundational principles. None is more fundamental that putting aside some of what we earn for a rainy day.
It doesn’t get more basic that the wisdom of saving, yet most people in our consumer-driven, materialistic culture spend, spend, spend. Credit cards get maxed, and debt is rife. Just because society behaves in a particular way doesn’t mean we have to comply, despite the pressure to do so.
It is the wise who store up and the foolish who gulp their food down. What a strange but apt description of the consumption of what should be put aside. It speaks to me of greed and the carnal nature—something we all need to guard against.
Quick Prayer: Lord, please help me save. Amen.