She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. Proverbs 31:15
It is not uncommon in many families for the woman to wake before the rest of the family to prepare breakfast and get the kids off to school (those of you who are not “morning people” must be laughing at this outrageous stereotypical statement!). Notice, though, that the scripture includes the female servants in the mix. I suspect most reading this do not have male or female servants so how does it apply? Let’s just suppose that she treats those servants “like family.” Have you ever said someone was “like family to us?” Of course you have; everybody has.
We can rightfully say then that the Proverbs 31 woman is caring and compassionate, especially towards those in her immediate “sphere of influence.”
Who does that sphere include in your life? What are you doing to nurture it?
As our culture becomes more and more isolated and focused on the individual, we need to be on our guard that we don’t follow in that path. You never know who you can influence just by being a good friend.