Devotions for the Proverbs 31 Domestic Diva

…a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised – Proverbs 31: 30 (NIV)

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:27 (NIV)


For most women, being idle is not in our DNA. We are taking care of kids, parents, friends, coworkers, church members, and everyone in between. We work in the home, out of the home, in our communities. We serve, we give, and then give some more. We are constantly going, doing, and doing some more. So surely, we are not idle, right? Or lazy?

One definition of idle is lacking worth or basis: vain. Are the things that we are doing worthless or vain in the eyes of God? Ouch. Is our service to our church, community, and sphere taking the priority over our service in our very own homes? Are we seeking His direction as we go, do, and serve? Or are we doing it in vain? There are seasons for everything, but if the general atmosphere in your home is that you are consistently too busy or too tired to ____ (fill in the blank), then it may be time to reevaluate if all your buzzing around is worth it.


Lord, I am thankful that you have assigned me as the watch-(wo)men of my home. Help me to seek you first so I can carefully watch over the affairs of my household. Help me to direct my time to the things you are calling me to each day. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.


A bee is never as busy as it seems, it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower – Kin Hubbard