In chapter 31 of the book of Proverbs, Solomon’s mother tells him what to look for in a woman. This is fascinating because the Bible is often written from a man’s point of view. Here we have a woman giving her perspective as to what a woman should be.
Girls all over have clung to these verses looking to them as a guide stone for what a “real” and successful woman should be. Let’s take a look at those attributes and see how they could apply today.
“She also rises while it is still night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her girls.” (v.15) She shall gird herself with strength, And strengthen her arms. (v.17)
She gets up early. During this quiet time, she makes sure to exercise her body and her mind.
She shall open her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the Torah of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too, and he praises her. (vv.26-28)
She reads and implements personal development books on building herself and her family. As you can tell, everyone in the house loves her for it because she has made them better by being such a great example.
She shall make tapestry for herself; She is dressed in fine linen and purple.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is dressed in scarlet. (vv.21-22)
This woman looks good. She keeps her eye on what is fashionable and makes sure her family looks good too.
She shall make fine linen and sell them, And shall give girdles for the merchants. (v.24)
She shall seek wool and flax, And with delight she works with her hands. (v.13)
She goes into fashion design and excels at being an entrepreneur.
She shall extend her hand to the poor, And she shall reach out her hands to the needy. (v.20)
She is the kind of woman that takes time to volunteer in her community and to help those in need.
Who does find a capable wife? For she is worth far more than rubies.
The heart of her husband shall trust her, And he has no lack of gain.
She shall do him good, and not evil, All the days of her life. (vv.10-11)
She and her husband are totally and completely in love. She has captivated him and he lets her know nothing compares to her.
She shall consider a field and buy it; From her profits she shall plant a vineyard. (v.16)
And did I mention she was a real estate investor? Yeah baby!
Notice she buy’s an income producing property. She probably used profits from her fashion design business to plant that vineyard.
Having a vineyard makes a new income stream. She can sell the grapes, press them and make wine, or dry them to make raisins to sell.
Because of her other obligations, she probably becomes a landlady and turns this into a passive income stream. She can lease the land out to a farmer, have him do all the work associated with all the above profit centers and retain a portion of the profits.
Now she can take time to be with her family and tend her other business. What a woman!
Truthfully I am biased. You see I’m married to a Proverbs 31 woman. Ashley is sitting beside me at 5 a.m., looking good, reading a book on raising righteous and positive children. After she works on her Amazon business, she works out, makes us breakfast (while it is still night) and as you already know, she is an investor.
Man do I love this woman!
Joe and Ashley English are full time investors in NW Georgia. For more information or to ask a question, go to www.cashflowwithjoe.com