Women’s Weapon Of Victory
WOMEN are referred to as ‘weaker vessels.’ Some people think the Bible actually meant ‘stupid’ or ‘useless.’ They think that since the Bible spoke much about submission of the wives to the husband, the women are relegated. How untrue!
God uses the weak things to confound the wise. Women are God’s favourite; they are so great that they would need to be submissive to effectively contain their power.
The men are the HEAD. The head can retain knowledge. We know in the head and it ‘puffs up.’ It informs our ego and pride as men. Yet, there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.
“Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucked it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14 vs 1).
Wisdom is in the heart; and the woman is the heart of the home. The man may know a lot, but the woman has plenty of wisdom and the right application of knowledge. That was her temptation in Eden…she wanted to be seen as wise as God. A woman’s weapon of victory is WISDOM.
We are actually looking at what constitutes a WISE woman.
As long as we live on earth, we would communicate, verbally or any other way. The use of words for communication is the easiest, yet costliest form of communication.
Women believe they must talk when things go wrong or they want to be part of the show at home. It is not talking that is the problem, but what is said and how it is said… a word spoken in due season, how food is it! (Proverbs 15 vs 23)… when should I talk? What you want to say may be right, but when will it be right? “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25 vs 11).
Who do I tell? Who shouldn’t I tell? Will what I am about to say fit the situation? Will it bring about the needed result? That is how a wise woman uses words. “I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war”(Psalms 120 vs 7).
There are good women who have destroyed homes and relationships by what they said. Their intention was right, but their choice of words offensive.
Jesus would say, “Hold your peace and come out of him.” Evil spirits express themselves by talking, revealing secrets, exposing people’s weakness and creating confusion.
If we would drive out evil spirits, we should first silent them. If we could stop them from talking, we would keep the peace in our homes.
Sometimes, silence is also a proof of wisdom. Some things are better left unsaid. “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding” (Proverbs 17 vs 28).
Hardwork and labour are profitable. The Bible says the talk of the lips tends to penury, but in all labour there is profit.
If a woman uses her intelligence in her career and business or profession and excels in them, she will stand before kings. She is a home-keeper; she does her cooking, washing and tending the children.
She has a way around the house chores. Her husband respects her. (Proverbs 31 vs 10 – 31). The Bible says that she doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. She plans her time and works really hard.
Everything in life is learnt. We do what we really want to do. Except one is having challenges with health, hardwork and diligence keeps a woman fit, especially when she does it delightfully without complains.
We know a wise woman on how she manages her home, not how she talks or tries to control her husband. You can get your husband to do anything when you are industrious. You can’t do all the chores in one day; have a timetable.
Develop your muscles. Develop your mind. Find time to read. Listen to inspiring words and music. Nourish your soul.
Some people express their emotions in such a way that it hurts others. There are negative emotions and we need to control or channel them rightly.
Emotions express love, concern, protective instincts, consideration, pity, compassion, passion, interest and desires towards your husband and children.
Feelings are products of thoughts. When we want a good feeling, we should think well, develop our mind and renew it, so that it will access and evaluate events and happening around in a better perspective.
We may get angry, but in a positive way. We may be jealous at times, but it should bring us closer to the ones we love, not create suspicion and threats. We could be offended, but learn how to reason them out in a dialogue.
A woman creates the emotional temperature of the home; she is the centre of the family. She is the fulfillment of the dream of every man.
She creates the right atmosphere of hospitality, care, affection, understanding, tolerance, acceptance and endurance. These are virtues; they mold the atmosphere of the home. You are the key.
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. A woman should be the conscience of the home. Her attitude and relationship with God should be outstanding. Her prayers, integrity, devotion to worship and God should be such that every member of the home should depend on her for such enlightenments.
Beauty is fain. The woman that feareth the Lord shall be praised. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the father is these, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1 vs 27).
“Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in child bearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety” (1st Tim 2 vs 15).
“Well reported off for good works, if she have brought up children, if she have lodge strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work” (1st Timothy 5 vs 10).
May God give us grace to be the best we can!
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