I’m in the book of Proverbs today, so if you have a minute, go ahead and open your Bible to the book of Proverbs. It’s funny, I can remember listening to Dr. John Mitchell when I was a student at Multnomah Bible College years ago, and he had a saying. He would say, “Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?”
It was a running joke at the college, because he was so fast at looking things up! He had a love for the Word of God and he could quote huge passages of Scripture. Whenever it took us a while to find something, he would tease us and ask us if we ever even read our Bibles. What a special person he was—I remember this little joke as inspiring. I wanted to be known as a woman who really did read her Bible.
In a world that seems to have gone so far astray, it’s really comforting to know that God’s Word never changes. We talked about that on Friday.
Proverbs 14:1 says “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands, the foolish one tears hers down.”
If you’ve got your highlighter or your pen, go ahead and underline that. The wise woman builds her house. It’s one thing for us to decide to be wise and its another for us to be intentional about the choices that we make and be intentional about choosing to be wise as we build our homes.
There are many ways that we can build our homes. Let’s think about what those are today, and think about how the Lord might have you be wise in how you build your home. What are some ways that you are wise in some ways that you build relationships with your children and husband? And what are some areas that you might be foolish in?
For me, the biggest struggle that I have had over the years of being a mom and a wife is in the area of my tongue. I have struggled to control the things I say. The Bible says that a foolish woman tears her own house down, and we often tear our own homes down by the things that we say, don’t we? Attitude is everything, so you want to have the right attitude as you come before the Lord. Ask Him to show you what it is that you’re doing to build your house up, and what things you might be doing that could be tearing your house down.
Then, trust Him! He’ll give you exactly what you need when you ask Him for it.The Bible says that those who walk in an upright fashion fear the Lord,” and so today let’s commit our day to the Lord and then walk uprightly with Him. Let’s commit to building our houses and being wise women—and then see what the Lord will do.