“The wise woman builds her house [on a foundation of godly precepts,
and her household thrives],
But the foolish one [who lacks spiritual insight] tears it down with her own hands [by ignoring godly principles].”
PROVERBS 14:1 AMP
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I was interested in finding out what the Bible says are the credentials for being a ‘Wise Woman’ – so the following is one of my findings…
“A woman’s family is held together by her wisdom,
but it can be destroyed by her foolishness.”
Proverbs 14:1 CEVDCUS06
Women play an important role in the family. She’s the heart ❤️ of the home. To have a happy home it’s important to understand the purpose we as women were created by God. A woman’s family is held together by her wisdom.
When God presented Eve to Adam in the Garden, Adam received his wife as a gift from God. A gift is something given willingly to someone without payment. So the woman was and continues to be a gift from God to man.
Adam’s mandate was to lead with wisdom, and to govern over the Garden. Having a helpmate was bringing the power of two beautiful hearts to do teamwork.
Wives who are loved and taken care of by their husbands are usually pretty happy to serve their husbands.
Respect is earned and not demanded.
My husband and I recently had our two oldest grandsons with us for a seven day vacation. I must say that it was quite an interesting and unforgettable time as they are now 14 years and 11 years.
I believe that my husband is an extremely hardworking man by any measure. He is a diligent man. He personifies the scripture verse – “show me a man diligent in his ways, he will stand before kings and not mean men”. He’s an Accountant by profession, a business consultant, a music pastor, plays the trumpet in the church’s orchestra, father, husband, son, and he travels back and forth in his line of business. He currently manages a multi-facted medical complex in one country while carrying out professional duties to clients in another country. All these qualities has earned him my respect and honor.
One day my oldest grandson (14 years) asked me, “Grandma, have you ever worked?” I was very quick to respond,
- “Yes Isaiah, I’ve been self-employed all my life. I’m Papa’s main supporter for the last 44 years of his life, I raised your Mom and her sisters and I’m quite pleased with how they have turned out.
- In addition to that – I’m the type of Grandma who’s going to keep on watching and praying over her married children especially more now for my grandkids.
I continue on with my career performance review cleverly conducted by my grandson hoping to impress him that there’s no way I can retire from my job ….
- My job was to build a happy God-fearing home where my girls grew up confident in their Christian faith, knowing who they are, encouraging them to achieve their goals, and my greatest accomplishment was to teach them to fear and respect God.
Well, I’m sure that your guess is as good as my guess – Isaiah (14 year old) certainly wasn’t too impressed with my job description. I’m certain as a young man that he was thinking my job isn’t as important as his Papa’s job. He thinks because Papa financially provides so well for him and the rest of the tribe that Papa is the real financial and materialistic provider.
On now to my second grandson who is 11 years old – Noah. Noah loves food. On one occasion as I was about to pay for our meal, to my amazement – Noah loudly suggested that we should always return to the same restaurant since he totally enjoyed the food. So me trying to be smart – asked him if he had money to pay – his quick response in the presence of our server and those in our hearing proximity replied, “No I don’t, but Papa has money”.
Takeaway: Both boys placed much emphasis on the monetary provision to the family.
In recent years, the dynamics of the home has changed where both parents are professionally and gainfully employed.
The challenge for having both parents hustling in the Marketplace and also managing the magnitude of the homefront has to take a physical toll on families in some way. Life gets so busy when you are trying to juggle so many different portfolios.
Here I was totally enjoying my grandsons while my ‘Adam’ was working in his garden.
In many cases – Husbands and Wives are scrambling to get to their jobs on time and the kids are caught in the cross fire. There are times when the demands of life takes a negative toll on the family leading up to divorces or at worst – kids are no longer the priority.
I’m a product of the ‘old school back in the Garden of Eden type of woman’ where I believe that the WOMAN’S primary purpose is to build a happy home. It takes WISDOM to build a happy home.
A woman is a helpmate to her husband who is diligently working to put food on the table.
During the seven days my grandsons spent with us, I learnt so much about them as I had the luxury of spending quality time with them. And, I’m very confident that they too learnt a lot just watching and listening to their grandparents daily conversations as we sat and shared meals.
My golden nugget: I was astonished at the depth of their love for God that their both parents had instilled into them. I felt proud and confident that they are growing up as olive palms in the Kingdom of God. Their Godly pillars are sturdy and they are definitely on the right track to earning their stand before kings and not mean men.
Women, we are called to be help mates and to nurture our children making our home the number one priority in our lives. We have the power to set the right tone/mood in the home. It works like magic when the atmosphere is filled with a HAPPY Mother.
We are first builders of the home and key supporters of our hardworking spouses.
“You shall teach them diligently to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths]
and shall speak of them when you sit in your house
and when you walk on the road
and when you lie down and when you get up.” DEUTERONOMY 6:7 AMP
Let’s walk without falling to the expectation of the world we live in. We set the pace, the temperature and the health of our homes – not Hollywood or the internet or social media. We were created to be a ‘help’ mate NOT a competitor in a race .