She is Diligent

P31 Bible Study Week 7 Part 1

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A Proverbs 31 Woman is the heart of the home, as she brings warmth and comfort to all who dwell within its four walls. From the moment her children are born, she guides their hearts, and guards their young spirits.

As she watches over her home, she tends to its needs with unwavering care, creating an atmosphere of love and acceptance where all are welcome and loved. Her touch can be felt in every detail, from the way she arranges the furniture to the meals she prepares for her family.

But her role is not just about the physical tasks of maintaining a home. It is also about creating a sense of belonging and security for her family. She provides a safe haven where the family can grow and flourish, where they can be themselves and explore the world around them.

A Sweet Word from Karissa

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This week in our Bible study, we’re discussing diligence. In our study guide we look at the story of Job, who would rise early to make sacrifices for his children. Like the Proverbs 31 Woman, Job understood the importance of prioritizing life’s most vital aspects.

As I got to thinking about this, I was reminded of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke Chapter 10. Jesus enters a village and is welcomed into Martha’s home. Martha’s sister, Mary, chooses to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to His teachings. Martha, however, becomes frustrated with her sister’s apparent lack of help with serving.

Jesus gently corrects Martha, reminding her that Mary has chosen what is truly important. His words to Martha highlight that it’s not about being perfect homemakers–it’s about striking a balance that is pleasing to God. When our priorities become skewed, they can divert our attention from Christ.

Matthew Henry once said, “Worldly business becomes a snare when it prevents us from serving God and tending to our spiritual wellbeing.” This wisdom aligns with what Karissa expressed in our video this week, when she said that her priority right now is discipling her children, not maintaining a spotless home.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be good stewards of the homes that we have. What I am saying is that the important things must always come first. If we’re so worried about our homes that we forget to feed our souls, we’re missing the point of what a good homemaker should be.  

Karissa continues, “Reading the Bible in the morning with Maeva takes precedence over dishes. That’s what this season demands. I need to remind myself of this. At day’s end, if the dishes are still dirty, I may feel I’ve failed. Yet, if I’ve read the Bible to my daughter and discipled her, that’s not failure.”

It might seem like failure some days when we don’t get everything done that we hoped for. The laundry might pile up and the floors might need a good sweeping. But friends, it’s not a failure if we’ve given our day to the Lord and focused on what truly matters.

Life’s seasons require different priorities. There will be times when our homes sparkle from corner to corner, and there will be days when it feels like we’re navigating through a maze of toys and undone chores. The key is that our priority must be in serving the Lord. Whether that’s discipling our children or caring for our aging parents, priorities look different for everyone.

God isn’t looking at the dust bunnies in the corner. He’s looking at the state of our hearts, at the diligence with which we’re applying His Word to our lives, and how we’re sharing His love with others.

You are loved by an Almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

This Week’s Challenge

This week I’d like to challenge you to re-evaluate your daily routine and priorities. Start each day by asking, “What can I do today to serve the Lord and nourish the spiritual growth of my family?”

Try to start each day with a Bible reading or a moment of prayer, even before you tackle the day’s chores. This could be a personal moment of reflection or shared with your family. It’s a gentle reminder of what matters most.

This Week’s Bible Verse

Week at a Glance

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Watch this week’s video at Time-Warp Wife.
Print off this week’s Bible verse at Time-Warp Wife.
Read Job 1, 2, & 31
Check in on the community at: facebook.com/groups/biblestudies. While you are there, maybe you could drop in a friendly message wishing others a blessed week, or share a prayer for the week ahead.


Read through Chapter 6 of “The 7 Virtues of a Proverbs 31 Woman” in your study guide. This week we’re reading about diligence.
Fill in the P31 Challenge at the end of the chapter.
Share your reflections in the Facebook group.
Respond to at least one other person’s post in the group to encourage others.


Look over the chapter again, answering the questions.


Visit Time-Warp Wife to read Darlene’s closing thoughts on the chapter.
Reflect on Darlene’s insights and how they align with or enhance your understanding of the week’s study.
Share your own closing thoughts or responses to Darlene’s reflections in the Facebook group.

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One Comment

  • Marilyn

    This week’s lesson and video were exactly what I needed. My season of life is different from Karissa, but her example of putting off getting the AC fixed in her car really resonated with me. As a widow of two years I’ve been putting off home maintenance decisions out of fear. This really clarified why I have been procrastinating. And the challenge to reevaluate my daily routine comes on the day I’m starting a new habit tracker, to get myself back in a more productive daily flow.
    During previous seasons, I had the structure of a family to keep me on track. But now I need to remember each day that I am working “as unto the Lord” and should always give my best. He is with me!
    Seasons change, but the Lord’s instruction remains the same. Thank you Darlene and Karissa!