‘A good woman is hard to find’, v10.
If we use the woman in Proverbs 31 as a measuring stick I know I far from measure up. This woman does it all! And it is clear to see that her motivation is her love for her household not of herself.
This reminds me of what Paul says in Phillipians 2v3-5 about doing ‘nothing from selfishness or empty conceit….. not merely looking out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others’, as this was the attititude of Christ himself.
Paul gives us instruction on how to humble ourselves by ‘doing all things without grumbling or disputing… holding fast the word of life’ v14+16.
This can be a challenge when our motivation isn’t right and our focus isn’t clear.
So let our motivation be love, like the woman in Proverbs 31 and we like her will see the product of our hands v31.