During World War II all Americans were cautious and vigilant about the things they said and did. They did not want to give the enemy any opportunity to gain an advantage that could harm our country.
One of the slogans was “Your resolution will bring us victory!” Being resolute - or determined, and not wavering in one’s opinion, purpose or position - was one of the most quoted. It was a rallying cry that people took to heart because they could not entertain the possibility of defeat.
No wonder Solomon wrote, “She watches over the affairs of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.” He knew the alternative of being slothful and compromising, inconsistent and careless, was disaster. “Watching” is a full-time responsibility and an important priority for those God calls to be a “faithful household administrator.” No matter what other tasks or duties are part of her “job description,” this “wife of noble character” never allows her attention to become diluted or her mind to be diverted to less important items than her household. She is thoroughly absorbed in the things that matter most.
“Idleness” does not imply that this “wife” would be one who watches “soaps” or spends her time foolishly “tweeting” or on Facebook. Not at all. It refers to a “wife” who believes strongly in the fact that whatever she has is a result of her faithfulness to her calling as a wife. She has joyously and graciously fulfilled her obligations as wife, mother, household administrator and witness of the Love of God to all whom He brings into her life.
She is deserving of all of the blessings and benefits of God that she has received because of her untiring faithfulness to God and her fidelity to her husband, children and community.
Prayer: Father, we join our hearts and pray that You will bless those noble wives who serve You with distinction! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 31:27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.