Proverbs 31:10, 16, 24 – An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. She considers a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts to the tradesmen.
Any Christian man who thinks it is inappropriate and unbiblical for his wife to be working at a job and helping to provide an income for their family needs to read his Bible more.
The “Proverbs 31 woman” has been revered by believers for centuries as a model Christian wife. This idealized, God-fearing wife is honest, industrious, generous, confident, and intelligent. She manages her home and businesses with wisdom and attention to detail. She doesn’t pass the buck. She takes responsibility and gets the job done, both in and out of the home…and her husband praises her for all the ways that she is a blessing to him and their family.
Husbands, whether your wife works outside of the home or within it (or both), be sure to take some time every day to praise her for all the ways that she contributes to the family’s prosperity and well-being. Nobody likes to be taken for granted; we all want and need to feel appreciated, especially by those who we care about most.
And ladies, take a minute to go back and read the entire 31st chapter of Proverbs. This woman sure sets the bar high, but she sets an example that is worth following.