|The Priceless Woman Study
January 16, 2012 • By Pastor Wendy Williams
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. (KJV)
Today’s verse will make you want to say, "You Go Girl!” The virtuous woman is an astute businesswoman (investor) who takes her time when considering a transaction. She visits a field to thoroughly examine it. She would measure it and examine the soil to verify its quality. In today’s economy, she would hire a real estate agent to contact the owner (or she might be a real estate agent herself). She would order an appraisal, request an environmental study, and have the soil tested to verify its grade.
After weighing all the facts, she buys the field and plants a vineyard on it, with the profit she made from her handiwork (so she doesn't have to go into debt). She probably wouldn’t plant the vineyard herself because she had servants. No wonder she arose before day break to fix their breakfast. They could work in the house and in the field all day long. Vineyards thrived in that region, but a vineyard had to be constantly maintained by pruning, turning the soil, and removing weeds. At the end of the growing season, everyone would work overtime to bring in the harvest so none of the grapes would spoil on the vine. Successful vineyard owners could become extremely wealthy.
Today’s verse amplifies what we learned in Proverbs 31:10, "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” The virtuous (strong) woman is very rare, and worth finding. She is priceless!!! She understands her true worth and value, so she doesn't have to go looking for a godly mate. The uncommon man (Man of Valor) treasures her God-given gifts. He will take the time to look for her, and he will find her. (Repeat the GEM FOR TODAY throughout the day)
GEM FOR TODAY: Father, I thank You for creating me with the ability to create wealth with the work of my hands. Thank You for giving me creative ideas and showing me unlimited ways to prosper. (Men say) I AM A MAN OF VALOR AND I VALUE GOD'S PRICELESS WOMAN!!! (Women say) I AM RARE, AND I AM GOD'S PRICELESS WOMAN!!! In Jesus' Name, Amen
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