A Working Mother is also a Biblical Mother There is nothing more rewarding than being able to stay at home to take care of your family however in America today that is getting harder and harder to do. I thought that I would always work – until my son was born then I tried to find any way that I could to stop working. However, my husband and I just couldn’t find a way to make our finances work on just one income. Whether it is necessity or desire though, the Bible teaches us that a working mother is still a Biblical mother. Especially in our churches today, it is often taught that women should be at home raising their children and the fact that women work is a problem in our society. This is true, in part… the part where women should be at home raising their children but that doesn’t mean that they only have to be home raising their children. Proverbs 31 shows a woman who is home taking care of her family. “She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family” (Proverbs 31:15a). She also, “watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27). She is taking care of and watching out for her family and this is her primary concern but it is not her only concern. Proverbs 31:16 says, “She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.” It goes on to talk about the other work that she does that is “profitable” and how hard she works at it. She works constantly both in and out of the household so that her family is prepared for hardships and respected in the community. Her family praises her because she works hard and fears the Lord.
This blog is encouragement for working mothers based on Proverbs 31.