A Woman's Sphere

“I will therefore that the younger [women] marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.” 1 Timothy 5:14 JND
In reading Proverbs 31 we see that this woman was both clever and active. Doubtless she acknowledged her husband’s headship and submitted to him, but this did not keep her from using her God-given talents to the full. She exemplified the truth of 1 Timothy 5:14 JND: “I will therefore that the younger [women] marry, bear children, [rule] the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.” In the administration of a busy household, she found ample scope for the use of her mind. She was involved in directing the working of the household, in selling articles made in her house, and even in the buying of property. She directed the affairs of the household so well that her husband did not need to concern himself about them, for he could trust in her.
Second, all her activities were centered in the home. While she was most diligent, even to the point of buying and selling, she did not go out and seek to work in the public eye. Her husband takes on that role, for he was “known in the gates” and sat “among the elders of the land” (Prov. 31:2323Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. (Proverbs 31:23)). While she used her abilities well, she used them in the sphere that was given to her of God.”
— W. J. Prost. “A Virtuous Woman” The Christian Jan. 2010.