She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants.
Here the picture is about hard work in order to support the family and promote harmony within the household. The excellent wife is industrious as she makes sure that her family is well cared for, seeking out the best foods for her family’s health and enjoyment. She plans ahead and plans well. Instead of executing her tasks on the spur of the moment she plans ahead knowing when, where and who to purchase from. And in many cases the mom’s role was to not only manage the home, but multiple workers, much like a small business. Therefore, we shouldn’t pass over this too quickly, because our society has perverted the image of the mother and the wife in our modern world. The world today makes women feel that they have to live multiple lives, that they have to do everything. That some how women need to be full-time employees, full time moms and wives, when that is not true, and was never intended by God.
The fallen world would like us all to ignore that a mom’s role is one of the most important roles a person can have. Mom’s function as the coordinator of family life and serve as the glue which holds families together. And this is one of the most important roles in society. However, Satan and this fallen world have sent us the message that somehow being home with the family meant you were less fulfilled and less important than others. We have to understand that the ultimate goal of Satan and this fallen world is to destroy families, not to build them up. Satan’s goal is to create a society where families do not exist and children belong not to a close knit family group, but instead to society, why? Because then they are under the influence and control of a fallen world where the presence of God is not felt. Satan and this fallen world are at enmity against God, they hate God and the people of God, and therefore they hate the family structure God has blessed. Moreover, Satan knows that destroying the family destroys society, this is because the family is the basic building block of society. Without the family structure, society cannot exist and breaks down into chaos, promoting civil and political unrest, thereby turning the nation as a whole, away from God and destroying it from the inside out.