Raising Proverbs 31 Women – Working With Her Hands

Raising Proverbs 31 Women Working With Her Hands
Raising Proverbs 31 Women - Working With Her Hands

Raising Proverbs 31 Women

Working With Her Hands

We are continuing our look at the excellent wife’s behavior.

  • What did she do that made her so wonderful?  
  • What actions should we be teaching our daughters to strive for?  
  • What was important to the Proverbs 31 Woman?

Proverbs 31:19-20 {ESV}

She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.  She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hand to the needy. 

Her Behavior {Biblical Times}

She works with her hands! Over and over you will read this in these verses (so it must be important). She doesn’t just hire things out or put them off. Taking care of her family, cooking, cleaning, clothing – this is what is important to her and she takes care of them herself.  She’s not passing it off to someone else to take care of.

Her family may come first but she still makes sure the poor and the needy are taken care of as well.  Just taking care of her own household is not enough.  She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hand to the needy.  She does what she can to help others in need.

So how should our behavior look TODAY?

Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!  Cleaning your own home, cooking dinner from scratch, yard work, homeschooling, even making clothing of your own.  Making sure your family has the best you can give them is and should be priority number one!  It should not be left up to someone else!

Helping the poor and needy can come in so many different forms.  Working through your church, soup kitchens/shelters, donating items or volunteering through countless numbers of charities.  No matter where you live you should be able to find a way to give back.  Why not do it as a family?

How do we teach this to our daughters?

Making sure our daughters understand the value of working with her hands is very important.  No matter what they choose to do with their lives (career-wise) they need to know that getting in there and getting it done with your own two hands is super important!

If you’re like me this may be a difficult thing for you.  I am someone that just does it herself because it’s easier and it gets done right.  Like, allowing my oldest to make her own bed when she was little – that was very difficult for me.  I had to allow her to make her bed and realize that when she was 5 it wouldn’t look perfect. But I needed to let her take ownership in the work she had done.

Taking care of the needy is something you can actually start at a young age.  I know a lot of organizations won’t let the young ones come in and work, but you can show them other ways to help.

  • Donating toys they no longer play with.  Make sure they aren’t choosing toys that are broken and worn out.  The toys should be their own but they have outgrown them or know another child would love to have it.
  • Donating food.  Take your girls to the grocery store and have them choose the food they just could not imagine living without.  There are so many kids going without food today – what would they like to make sure another child was able to eat?
  • Giving tithe to your church.  Have your girls give 10% of their allowance they earned, in their morning Sunday School class.  My daughters loved walking in and giving money to help the church and all the organizations the church supports as well.

So how will YOU begin to show your daughters these behaviors? Are you volunteering anywhere? What can YOU share with us that is working for you?  

*Monday we will continue with more of her behavior in Proverbs 31:21-22*

Are you just joining us in this 10 Day Series?  Want to start from the beginning?  Here you go – some quick links for you are right here!  No hunting required!

Raising Proverbs 31 Women

Day 1 – Her Marriage

Day 2 – Her Behavior

Day 3 – Her Behavior Continued

Day 4 – A Strong Woman

Love Life, Love God and Live For HIM …

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One thought on “Raising Proverbs 31 Women – Working With Her Hands

  1. What about a financially, struggling family. Its so hard to do the basics, then add Homeschool, and to know if you don’t do something each week the family is going to go hungry. And then to figure out his to make money without neglecting your family, without daycare involved and still somehow be content knowing you and your family cannot enjoy trips, fellowships at restaraunts, Christmas gift giving (the family who dies make money look down on the gifts we could come up with). No debt involved, have internet for schooling & to make some money on eBay, and we don’t eat out much at all. We’re living check to check and I’m trying to see the bright side if things but after several years of this it is stinkin hard at times. We get looked down upon and most of itmy family looks down on me that I want to be a homemaker. Ugh. I need prayer.

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