“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
This is another verse describing the godly woman’s work ethic on behalf of her family. She understands what her family needs, and she works diligently to make sure their needs are met.
Consider the importance of the statement “She looks well to the ways of her household.” This means that she has a very clear vision of the real priorities and needs of her household. She does not fall prey to what the popular culture says about family life; rather, she is guided by wisdom and the fear of God.
She sees her household through the lens of God’s principles and standards.
This is an ongoing challenge for the people of God. There is constant temptation and pressure to conform to the world’s idea of family. The godly woman does not see family life through the lens of contemporary society. Instead, she follows God’s design for family and household.
The Lord repeatedly warns us not to conform to the ways of the world:
“You shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.” (Leviticus 20.23)
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.” (Deuteronomy 18:9)
“You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds.” (Exodus 23.24)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
Look well to the ways of your household. Trust God and do not be conformed to the world.