Monday, February 14, 2011

The Wise Woman Builds

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

Reading today's Proverb I came upon the following notes that I wanted to share.  The following paragraph is from the Woman's Study Bible.

The fact that this woman is called “wise” indicates that she fears and reverences the Lord. She conscientiously builds her house, making her entire household thrive, because she has learned that wisdom brings the happiness and prosperity she desires for her family. The wise woman cares for her home, causing it to flourish and become a haven to those who live there. She builds her home by making wise choices in her relationships with her husband and children. She works on her marriage, knowing that intimacy does not happen naturally but must be developed. All building takes time, picturing brick set on brick until a sturdy safe home is constructed. In contrast, the foolish woman does not build. She tears down both her possessions and her relationships. She destroys by her own efforts- with her hands, her tongue, her idleness, and her lack of interest. (taken from The Woman’s Study Bible, unknown author)

So quick lesson from Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman:
  1. conscientiously builds her house - nothing hap-hazard here.
  2. cares for her home - TLC
  3. makes wise choices
  4. works knowing nothing comes instantly or easy
  5. is patient laying brick upon brick one at a time
 In contrast the foolish woman:
  1. does not labor
  2. is destructive
  • with her hands
  • her tongue
  • her idleness
  • her lack of interest
The wise woman - definitely a roll model for me and I hope for you too.

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