1 The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.
In Proverbs 31, the question is asked, “Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price, her value, is far above rubies.” Another proverb tells us that “he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord.” Ladies, the men of this world need women of wisdom and virtue to stand with them in this life. A woman of virtue cares for her family in every way that they need her care while a woman of wisdom builds her house on a firm foundation and it survives all of the storms that life brings. Having grown up in a strong church and a strong home I have often seen the value of a wise wife and mother. They work hard for house building is strenuous work. They labor throughout the day making sure all is as it is supposed to be. A wise woman builds her house.
I learned early on in life that it takes far less time to destroy something than it does to build it. We would put firecrackers in our model cars and watch hours of work blow up in moments of time. In foolishness, a family that has taken years to develop, can be ripped to pieces. Foolish words, foolish reactions, foolish feelings, and foolish advice can cause a woman to quickly pull down her house. She may be just telling the truth, she may be spouting bitterness, however she does it, she can rip apart her husband, her children and destroy her influence all in short time thus tearing her house down with her hands.
Only as we walk in uprightness will we demonstrate our fear of the Lord. A perverse tongue cares nothing of God nor of His peaceful ways. Ladies, be builders not destroyers. Walk in wisdom and the fear of the Lord to continually build your house and all who live in it. Avoid perversion of thought and word knowing that God is not finished and that He will bring those around you to Himself. Walk in patience and the fear of the Lord that your house may be built well.
The weeks seem to fly by. Here it is Friday already. We are preparing for our Friday noon prayer time as well as for Sunday morning. It is a busy day here yet a day to see the hand of God at work in us and through us. Never underestimate the power of our enemy to bring destruction. He wants my life and yours and works unceasingly to bring us to ruin. According to Ephesians 6, pray for one another today and everyday.
Remember the Massey family in your prayers today. Russel Massey graduates from Marine boot camp so the family is in California for his graduation. We have been a part of Russel’s life since his birth and rejoice in God’s current leading in his life.
Pray for Sunday,