Today is the last day of the "Protecting Your Husbands Heart" series. I hope you have been encouraged!
Neither does living out this beautiful truth make us look weak. It takes a lot of courage and strength to be the protective counterpart of our husbands. (flex muscles here! *wink*)
5. Build your home.
"A wise woman builds her house,
but with her hands the foolish one tears hers down."
"How is a house built?" you ask. As always, God's word explains itself.
"By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established."
A wife has the power and strength to protect her husbands heart through the way she builds and establishes her home. Let's go to Proverbs 14:2-11 for some practical applications.
"[She] whose walk is upright fears the Lord." (v.2) A wise woman is righteous, in right standing with the Lord.
"the lips of the wise protect them." (v.3) She uses words with kindness and discretion to protect her marriage from heartache and bitterness.
"from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest" (v.4) I'm not suggesting a wife literally 'work like an ox'. (smile) However, "she sets about her work vigorously, her arms are strong for her tasks". Proverbs 31:17 She is physically able to accomplish her duties.
"A truthful witness does not deceive." (v.5) She speaks truthfully, and straightforwardly not trying to manipulate her husband with well planted words or questions.
"Knowledge comes easily to the discerning" (v.6) If she lacks discernment, wisdom, she need only ask for it. "If any of you lacks wisdom....ASK GOD, who gives generously". James 1:5
"wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways." (v.8) Simply, she thinks. She has a plan. She uses her time and resources wisely. She maintains order, enforces good values, creating peace in her home. "She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27
"goodwill is found among the upright." (v.9) She genuinely tries her best to "do him good and not evil all the days of her life." Proverbs 31:12
"Who is wise and understanding among you?
Let him show it by his good life,
by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom."
A husbands heart can safely trust in his wife when he knows she is capable and efficient in accomplishing her tasks, guiding the affairs of her household with discretion. He can know his children, his little princes and princesses, are well taken care of. He can know his castle is a safe haven of peace and love.
Dear wife, be proactive about making your home a sanctuary for your husband. Always be maintaining and improving upon your family and your home.
"The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish."
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