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"Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands." (Proverbs 14:1)

Do you truly desire to be a wise woman? Is it your desire to be a godly wife? A godly mother? Just being a Christian does not make a woman wise. It does not automatically make her a godly wife and mother. It does not guarantee that she will have a godly home. Being a wise woman, a godly wife and mother, so that you can build a happy, godly home, takes hard work. It takes time and effort.

When a man builds a house, he cannot make a beautiful, solid structure without hard labor. He must have a plan in mind. He must have a blueprint, and he must follow it. He must make an investment in time and money. He must gather the right materials and put them together in the right order. A solid foundation needs to be built first. If the foundation is not strong, the rest of the house will not be strong. He must labor for days and weeks and months, even years, to build that structure the way it ought to be. Sometimes he must seek the help of others who are skilled in home building. If he makes a mistake, he must find a way to correct it. Even after the building is completed, there must be a regular maintenance to keep it fit for its residents.

Building a godly home is much the same. A beautiful, happy home can only be built with hard labor. There has to be a plan, a blueprint. God's Word is the blueprint for building a happy home. Just as the builder must follow the blueprint to build a house, we must follow God's blueprint if we want a happy home. We must make an investment of time spent in the Word of God and in prayer. We must gather the right materials, according to God's commands, and put them together in the right order, the order He has given us for being a successful Christian. We must build a solid foundation first - - that foundation is a proper view of who God is and the salvation that results from this view of God. We must make sure our foundation is strong so that the whole structure will be strong. We must labor for days, weeks, months, years to build that structure. Sometimes we make mistakes. Those mistakes must be corrected by confession and forsaking of sin. Even after the structure has been securely built, there must be regular maintenance to keep it from disrepair and keep it fit for its residents.

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