Eshet Chayil – Long Term Vision

Oct 29th, 2010 by Rabbi Simcha Weinberg in Portion of the Week, Relationships
“She anticipates the ways of her household, and partakes not of the bread of laziness.”

Sarah always thought of the long term future for her family. She gave Hagar to Abraham so he could build a family. She insisted that Abraham expel Yishmael to protect Isaac. Sarah anticipated the needs of her household and all her descendants. She understood the eternal impression made by all she did and treated all her actions with that degree of importance.

We often react to an immediate situation with a child or spouse without considering the long-term effects of our reaction. The Woman of Valor considers all the implications of her actions and words. She anticipated their effect. She does not react impetuously, but with careful thought and planning.

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