Proverbs 31:11-15
Prov 31:11 (KJB)
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
The husband has no problem about leaving the house for a day or two to conduct business because he trusts her implicitly. She will be able to run the house and the duties associated with it. He will not have to worry about gaining any spoil because he trusts his wife to do what is right and he will not need the spoils to keep his wife happy with the many material goods it will buy. She will never press him to go out to war and bring back spoils because she does not want him to be killed in battle. She is satisfied with what she has.
Prov 31:12 (KJB)
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She does him good by not being a contentious or vindictive wife. She does not place more on him than he is able to do. She sees herself as his companion and trusted mate. She will not do anything which will be detrimental to her husband or his reputation. She will also raise the children in the fear and nurture of the Lord in obedience to the Scriptures. She does her best to keep their home a gospel home.
Prov 31:13 (KJB)
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Willingly with - With the delight of
She does not dabble in laziness. When there is a project which has to be done, she seeks the materials necessary and then delights in the fact that she is able to produce a finished product which will benefit others. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty in service to others. She delights in her work because of her relationship to the Lord. When work is done heartily unto the Lord, it is not a chore but a delight. (1 Cor 10:31 KJV) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Prov 31:14 (KJB)
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Merchants send their ships all over the world to buy the best foods or spices. The wise woman will search for the best and most nutritious food. She will not buy at the closest market just because it is close. She cares about her family and wants the best for them, even if she has to go out of her way to get it. The Christian is the same way. We get our spiritual food from afar, that is, Heaven when we study the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit illuminates them.
Prov 31:15 (KJB)
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Portion - Prescribed actions
She will rise early in the morning and prepare the meals that are needed for breakfast and maybe for the family to take on the road with them to work. Not only does she feed her family, she also doles out the days tasks to her handmaidens. (Deu 33:25 KJV) Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. Just as the wise wife doles out the food and the days activities to her servants, the Christian is given their daily tasks every morning and God gives us the strength to make it through each day. If we messed up the day before, we can always count on Godís mercies in our life and each new day is a new start. (Lam 3:22-23 KJV) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. {23} They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.