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Isaiah 55:8-9

Isaiah 55:8-9

Friday, January 10, 2014


"The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands."
 Proverbs 14:1

It seems to me we have a lot of foolish women in our culture and in our churches whose tendency is to tear down their homes with their own hands, rather than to build them up.

Consider the ways a foolish woman can tear down her own home:
  1. By being critical of her husband and children, nagging them all the time like a constant drip, "A constant   dripping on a day of steady rain, and a contentious woman are alike"  Proverbs 27:15 NASB
  2. By ignoring her housework and meeting the needs of her family using a million excuses not to do it.
  3. By sharing her husbands failures and shortcomings with relatives such as in-laws, especially her mother.
  4. By being unfaithful and untrustworthy, "The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good and not evil all the days of her life."  Proverbs 31:11-12
  5. By being careless and sloppy about her appearance.
  6. By being lazy and careless about the finances of her home.
  7. By gossiping and being a busybody especially about her loved ones, wasting time.
  8. By using her tongue as a weapon of jealousy, envy and rivalry; being this her sharpest asset!
  9. By refusing to SUBMIT to her husband.
  10. By being materialistic and covetous about what others have.  Never content with what God provides for her.
  11. By disrespecting and dishonoring her husband in front of her children and those around her.  Raising her voice at her husband.
  12. By watching too much TV, soap operas, playing games, spending too much time networking, by fantasizing about how much kinder, romantic.... other husbands are such as in the movies and books.
  13. By forcing her husband to "earn" his times of intimacy with her with his "good behavior,"  I Cor. 7:4
  14. By always pushing the buttons that she knows will certainly irritate her husband.

"And everyone who hears these words of  Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was it fall."  Matthew 7:26-27

With all the above warnings of tearing down our homes, let us start behaving like wise women by building our homes on Christ's foundation, walking upright and fearing the Lord.  Let's start professing godliness in our homes by making them flourish rather than destroying them and those within.  Let the world of darkness see Christ in our homes by showing ourselves to be godly and wise women.

May the Lord help us be wise women who build their homes with their own hands on His foundation with godly reverence.  May the Lord help us to not tear down our homes like the foolish women do.


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