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I am She – Day 5

She is a Working Woman.

She is a woman who bears many responsibilities. She has to see to it that the household runs smoothly, that her husband and children are happy and have been well attended to, and then she also wants to build her career.

And you discover: I am she!

Bible text(s)

24The best thing anyone can do is to eat and drink and enjoy what he has earned. And yet, I realized that even this comes from God. 25How else could you have anything to eat or enjoy yourself at all?

Ecclesiastes 2:24-25GNBOpen in Bible reader

15Then the king of Egypt spoke to Shiphrah and Puah, the two midwives who helped the Hebrew women. 16“When you help the Hebrew women give birth,” he said to them, “kill the baby if it is a boy; but if it is a girl, let it live.” 17But the midwives feared God and so did not obey the king; instead, they let the boys live.

Exodus 1:15-17GNBOpen in Bible reader

A Time for Everything

1Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.

Ecclesiastes 3:1GNBOpen in Bible reader

13On the Sabbath we went out of the city to the riverside, where we thought there would be a place where Jews gathered for prayer. We sat down and talked to the women who gathered there. 14One of those who heard us was Lydia from Thyatira, who was a dealer in purple cloth. She was a woman who worshipped God, and the Lord opened her mind to pay attention to what Paul was saying. 15After she and the people of her house had been baptized, she invited us, “Come and stay in my house if you have decided that I am a true believer in the Lord.” And she persuaded us to go.

Acts 16:13-15GNBOpen in Bible reader

The Capable Wife

10How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!

11Her husband puts his confidence in her, and he will never be poor.

12As long as she lives, she does him good and never harm.

13She keeps herself busy making wool and linen cloth.

14She brings home food from out-of-the-way places, as merchant ships do.

15She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do.

16She looks at land and buys it, and with money she has earned she plants a vineyard.

17She is a hard worker, strong and industrious.

18She knows the value of everything she makes, and works late into the night.

19She spins her own thread and weaves her own cloth.

20She is generous to the poor and needy.

21She doesn't worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.

22She makes bedspreads and wears clothes of fine purple linen.

23Her husband is well known, one of the leading citizens.

24She makes clothes and belts, and sells them to merchants.

25She is strong and respected and not afraid of the future.

26She speaks with a gentle wisdom.

27She is always busy and looks after her family's needs.

28Her children show their appreciation, and her husband praises her.

29He says, “Many women are good wives, but you are the best of them all.”

30Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honours the LORD should be praised.

31Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect of everyone.

Proverbs 31:10-31GNBOpen in Bible reader

  • She recognises that work is a privilege
  • She serves the Lord in spite of pressure at work
  • She tries to use her time appropriately
  • She is a believing businesswoman
  • She is highly capable

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