Pro 31:13-15, 13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. 14 …she brings her food from afar. 15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
A virtuous woman is not associated with laziness. She “seeks” and “wills” to work with her hands, two qualities that make her stand out. She seeks diligently for all opportunities, delighting to do good. Idleness and time to gossip are not found with her. For her family’s sake, distance is not an excuse. She rises early which brings to light the value of using her time wisely, setting priorities to distribute all necessary provisions for her household. She takes the wife and mother duty seriously. She teaches her daughters how to become women if character.
Pro 14:23 “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” She eats not the bread of idleness. The virtuous woman loves her business better than her ease or her pleasure as seen in her duty of hardwork. This is not to say she does this because she is the main bread winner, but in partnership with her husband, she strives for the betterment of their marriage and family.