The Wise Woman


Devotion for Mothering Sunday March 26, 2017

Topic: The Wise Woman

Text: Proverbs 14:1

Happy Mothers’ Day celebration to all women especially those of Anglican Communion Worldwide! Prov. 31:10ff give an insight into what a virtuous woman looks like. Such a woman can be described as the wise woman. Today, in our society, most women cannot be classified as wise simply because of their ineptitude, selfishness, greed and poor understanding of their roles in marriage.

A wise woman by her prudent and industrious management increases property in the family, food and raiment for her household. These increases also include wealth, children, social status through wise control of the family’s resources, support for the husband and godly training of the children (Proverbs 31:10ff).

The foolish woman diminishes her home by arbitrary and careless mismanagement of the family which includes wealth, children, husband, etc. She destroys her home through her ineptitude, selfishness, greed and poor understanding of their roles in marriage.

As we celebrate Mothers’ Day it will be proper for our women and mothers to re-assess their lives; their marriages and their families. How industrious are you in making home an envy of others or you destroy your home with arbitrary quest for fashion and outward beauty at the expense of your family urgent needs? The quest for things worldly should not take precedence over the things eternal. Build your home by complementing your husband.

Action: Write down the ways a wise woman builds her home and the ways a foolish woman destroys her home, and make a comparison with your life.

Memory verse: Proverbs 14 verse 1 – The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down (ESV).

Prayer: Lord God; bless all women and mothers, and make them wise in Jesus name. Amen.

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