Thoughts for the Week

What Goes on Under Your Roof?

How well do you know what’s going on in your household?

I was struck by a particular passage while reading through Proverbs 31: “[The wife of noble character] watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Prov. 31:27 NIV).

While this is applied to women, men can also take from this concept. I had just read through verses 13-20 which go into detail how this character works outside of her home and how working with the poor is a part of regular life.

I find it poignant that while the text indicates that she is a capable and strong woman outside of her household, she’s also aware of what’s going on under her roof.

She does not get swept up in the success of her work, and still knows that at the end of the day, her young son needs a nightlight to sleep at night. Or that her teenage daughter has a crush on a particular boy. Or that her college-age son has quiet ambitions to start a business of his own.

One can only know these things if they invest, listen to their family, and take time to watch over them.

This week, see how you can invest into what goes on under your roof.

Copyright 2015 Molly Farnsley. Use by permission only.

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