The Bible talks about the virtuous woman who works willingly with her hands (Proverbs 31:13).
She gets up early in the morning, while it’s still dark outside, to get breakfast ready for her family (Proverbs 31:15). She’ll sacrifice her sleep to take care of the needs of her husband and children. Her lamp burns late into the night (Proverbs 31:18).
In other words, she isn’t lazy and negligent toward her family and home. She doesn’t sleep in and let the kids try to fend for themselves to get ready and eat breakfast before they go to school. She doesn’t kick back all day long watching Netflix while the dishes stack up in the sink, and the laundry pile begins to look like Mount Everest.
She’s the first one up in the morning and the last one in bed at night, working diligently to take care of her family, manage her home, and even run her own business.
She’s industrious, selfless, focused, and manages her family and business responsibilities well. Bottom line, she isn’t afraid of the word “WORK.” Being graceful and gracious are wonderful attributes, but being a hard worker and diligent are prerequisites to building and providing for a family.
The Take Away:
As you’re looking for a wife, make sure to check and see what kind of work ethic she has. Does she have a good reputation at work for being a good, conscientious worker? Does she handle her home responsibilities well, like keeping her house maintained, paying her bills on time, and keeping finances in order? How well she handles responsibilities now will be the way she handles them after she gets married.