“EVERY WISE WOMAN BUILDETH HER HOUSE: BUT THE FOOLISH PLUCKETH IT DOWN WITH HER HANDS”

(PROVERBS 14:1)

The cornerstone of every home is laid in the mother’s heart. Man is the head of the family and the woman is the heart of the family. Women have great gifts to bring to the world of men, the qualities of love, compassion and humanity. It is the function of woman to humanize, since women are the natural mothers of humanity. Women are by nature endowed with the most important of all adaptive traits, especially the capacity to love. This is their principal function of loving. Being a good wife, a good mother in short, a good homemaker is the most important of all occupations in the world. It surely cannot be too often pointed out that the making of human being is a far more important vocation than making of anything else and that in the formative years of a child’s life. Only the mother is best equipped to provide that firm foundation upon which one can subsequently build.

Wisdom hath builded her houses on seven pillars. James 3:17 “Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and hypocrisy”.  This first important pillar is not a hollow pillar of external purity. It is purity of heart and it grows from the seed of the fear of God deep within the heart. It stands for spiritual integrity and moral sincerity. Righteousness and peace are twins. The Kingdom of God is righteousness and peace (Romans 14:17).  It maintains harmonious relationship with every one as far as possible. Those who are willing to receive correction become wise (Proverbs 13:10). If the inmates of the house are eager to receive exhortation, a truly glorious house will be built upon the pillar.

A wise woman does not judge or condemn others but rather exercise compassion towards others. The wise woman has more spiritual content inwardly than what others can see in her externally. She watches her inner thoughts, motives and attitudes far more than her external words and actions. She is never harsh but always considerate of the feelings of others. As a result it becomes easy to bear with one another even if some are slow of understanding or crude in their manners. She realizes that it is not the crudeness of others but of her own impatience.

“A WISE WOMAN DOES GOOD IN ALL THE WAYS SHE CAN, TO ALL THE PEOPLE SHE CAN AND AT ALL TIMES SHE CAN”.