- Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it. – Psalm 127 :1
- The wise woman builds her house – Proverbs 14:1
In the whole bible, these are the only two verses that allude to the builders of every godly house which is “ God and a woman”.
‘God is the head of this house’ is a notable quote in many Christian houses. The scripture also tells us that the head of every man is Christ and head of the woman is man. Though God did not position woman as the head He gives the honour for a woman to build the house.
Interestinly,God fashioned her as a constructor where He places this valve as an in-built quality so that no woman can say ‘I know not’. God gives his power and His ability to accomplish this task sensibly in both most excellent and excruciating situations.
She cannot achieve this only with mere inimitable character but succeeds by how she uses it wisely.As a result ,either she become a history maker or the reason behind such one.
So, lets contemplate what (godly)wisdom is! James 3:17 says ‘the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy’.
When we look into the exemplification of some extraordinary women in the bible and how they lived we infer that His words are absolutely true.
*Rebecca- active and extended her hand to a stranger(Genesis 24:17-20)
*Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist)– led a righteous and blameless life in barrenness (Luke 1:6,7)
*Shunammite – led a joyful and content life in the most desired special wanting (of a child) –(2 Kings 4:13)
*Mary (mother of Jesus)- willing to yield to God’s plan knowing that it would bring her shame and reproach (Luke 1:38)
*Ruth – loved, cared and was obedient to her mother-in-law (Ruth 1:16,22,23;3:5)
*Leah – patient, longsuffering and continuous trust on God in her unloved state by her husband (Genesis29:30-34)
*Hannah – prayerful life: sought the presence of God in times of need (1 Samuel 1)
*Sarah – adorned herself by being submissive and obedient to her husband (1 peter3:6) and remained faithful him.
*Midwives –feared God and spoke wisely (Exodus 1:17-21)
*Widow-met the need of the man of God in obedience during the time of poverty( 1 Kings 17)
With distinguishing qualities by wisdom, they built their own houses along with God. God’s will and His thought for a family is not to shatter or destroy in any situations. He joins His hand to help in all ways to build the house and make it strong whoever is willing and rely completely on Him .
My mother also faced great difficulties in her marriage and was on the verge of separation. But her tolerance,fear of God and importantly , the mercies of God restored our family and their relationship. Rewardingly, I was born (4th child) after the reunion. Here I am to testify that God is the God of impossibilities. He is faithful to protect each family for He is the author of every marriage and He is the one who ordains it!
LET’S ASK GOD FOR HIS HELP,HIS INTERVENTION AND HIS WISDOM TO BUILD OUR OWN HOUSES!!