CHARACTERISTICS OF A GODLY WOMAN

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A Godly woman is a keeper at home

Our society often downplays the importance of home-keeping, but not God! Making our home a special priority is God’s will for us.

If the walls of your home could talk, would they speak of a loving family, conversations, games, and laughter? Or would they describe it as simply a place to crash for the night before everyone goes their separate ways?

Let’s strive to make our homes a place of connection and not let the outside world crowd out our family time. This might look like making family meal times a priority, starting a family devotional tradition, or enjoying a family game night.

Another aspect of keeping the home has to do with home management – cooking, cleaning, and the like. In today’s modern families we divide responsibilities between husband and wife most of the time, but our heart centres on the care of our home even if we share the workload. Remember Proverbs 31:27, “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Sometimes those of you who are stay-at-home moms struggle with being at home in the body, but not in mind.

Modern inventions have provided a way for a woman to stay at home and still not be a keeper at home. You can sit at home in body while travelling in spirit by means of the telephone and the computer. You cannot keep your home and everybody else’s at the same time…Keeping the home is more than staying at home; it is having a heart that is fixed on the home. 

Proverbs 13:1 is a great reminder of this: “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.”

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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