Hello my dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in progress!
When I came across the passage which deals with Proverbs 31 woman in the Bible for the very first time, I was quite surprised to find that she was a businesswoman and an astute investor as well.
Therefore, we can assume that she was a master in money management and I do think that we should follow her example.
So, let’s come back to our question of today: why is the way we (women) manage our finances so important? I have identified three main reasons:
- you give glory to God
- you set an example for your family
- you grow your character
Giving glory to God with your finances
I am thinking of the concept of stewardship here. God gives us talents and resources, including money, to manage for his glory. The way you manage your finances show your life priorities.
Do you tithe? Do you have debts? Do you invest or as Juanita Bynum says, do you want to be a diva for Jesus?
I do believe that we should rethink the way we view our financial management and choose to follow God’s priorities instead of our own.
Setting an example for your family
Being a good money manager is part of being a good housekeeper. Don’t forget that the Proverbs 31 woman’s husband had “full confidence in her” and that her sons call her blessed.
Your husband will trust you more and he will have rest because he knows that you can follow your family’s interests as well.
Your children can follow your example by seeing your faithfulness, your generosity and your intelligence when they see you giving to your Church, to the poor or when they see that you invest your money instead of spoiling it.
Growing your character
As for me, starting to take care of my finances really helped me to grow in wisdom, as well as doing my homemaking work. I felt accountable and responsible; and I feel more and more ready to build a home and take care of a family.
I also learnt from my previous mistakes (getting in debt to buy things, for example) and I am determined not to repeat them.
Do you agree with my opinion on money management? Please feel free to share!