Release date: 04/02/2007
A capable, intelligent, virtuous woman, who can find her? It is much more precious than jewels and its value far exceeds that of rubies or pearls. Proverbs 31:10 NIV
She opens her mouth in skillful and divine wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [gives advice and instructions]. 27 She takes good care of her house and will not eat the bread of idleness (gossip, dissatisfaction, and self-pity). Proverbs 31:26-27 NIV
There is a virtuous woman. She is a woman who loves God and loves His Word. She has submitted to the Holy Spirit and is strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! He is a blessed and wise man who can find such a woman. It is more valuable and precious than any worldly wealth.
One of the things that makes her a godly, wonderful, and wise woman is that she is in control of her attitude and her mouth. We always end up talking about what is in our heart, so our heart must first surrender and submit to God. When he speaks it is with kindness and grace; in their language is the law of kindness. The law of kindness is the law of love. Your mouth only speaks things that bless and benefit others, even if it's a rebuke. She speaks the truth in love.
She minds her own business and does not poke her nose into the affairs of others, but when questioned she speaks with divine and skillful wisdom. She gives divine advice and instructions. He takes good care of his family and makes sure their needs are met. She is not lazy and does not waste time in gossiping or complaining; He also does not listen to gossip and complaints from others. She is not manipulative, nor does she delve into the negative or feel sorry for herself. It enriches the lives of others. She is a woman to look up to.
For the commandment is a lamp, and all doctrine [of the law] is light, and chastisements are the way of life, 24 to keep you from the wicked woman, from the flattering tongue of the licentious woman. 25 You shall not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor shall she bind you with her eyelids. 26 For because of the harlot a man becomes a piece of bread, and the woman taken in adultery lies in wait and catches [as with a hook] the precious life [of a man].
Proverbs 6:23-26 NIV
The loose woman's mouth is a deep pit [for catching wild beasts]; whoever the Lord is angry with and hates will fall into it. Proverbs 22:14 NIV
A lying tongue hates those who hire and crush, and a lying mouth brings ruin. Proverbs 26:28 NIV
A nasty, nasty woman is another story. It has no virtues. He loves neither God nor his word. She gave herself to the desires of the flesh and her carnal desires. She has given the devil a place in her life. He is a doomed foolish man who falls for her "charms". There is no truth or wisdom in your mouth. Your heart is full of malice and your mouth is full of deceit. She is a toady and doesn't care about the man she seduces. She is a user and manipulator and thinks only of herself. The law of kindness is definitely not in his mouth! All sorts of negative things come out of your mouth. She will turn against you to destroy you in the blink of an eye. Your mouth is a deep well! She is lazy and always looks for the easy way out, even if it means hurting or using others. A man may desire her, but he will never be satiated or satisfied. This will make your presence emptier than before.
[Women] should also be respectable and serious, not gossip, but sober and sober, [fully] reliable in all things. 1 Timothy 3:11 NIV
Your mouth can cause all sorts of problems if you're not careful. A woman (or man) who wants to be used by God must protect her lips. In general, women love to talk and interact with other people a lot more than men do. If they're not careful, they can talk too much and end up hurting people. A mature person is a person who is in control of their tongue. An immature person speaks before thinking and talks too much. We cannot lead others until we have some maturity in our own lives. The things that come out of our mouths are an indicator of our level of maturity and also what we care about most. A person, man or woman, who speaks up is someone who cannot be trusted to minister to others or hold a position of authority in the body of Christ.
Colossians 4:6 says your speech should always be gentle and seasoned with salt so you know how to respond to everyone who speaks. Proverbs 15:4 says a gentle tongue has healing power and is a tree of life. Proverbs 12:18 says the tongue of the wise heals.
Let us submit our mouth and tongue to the Holy Spirit; may our minds and hearts be filled with the Word of God; so that we can be a blessing to the Lord and to those around us. Let's build with our mouths, not tear down. Let's leave people in better shape than we found them. May the law of good be on our lips!
What is the meaning of Proverbs 31 26? ›
In Proverbs 31:26, we see that the woman of noble character opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. The “teaching of kindness” can occur as much as by what this woman doesn't say as by what she does say. We know that what comes out of our mouths flows from what is in our hearts.What is the meaning of Isaiah 29 13? ›
In Isaiah 29:13-14, the prophet Isaiah reveals a disturbing truth about the people of God in his day. They were religious people who were good at going through the motions of worship. They said all of the right things. However, their words were inconsistent with the true condition of their hearts.What are the 4 types of love in the Bible? ›
Did you know that there are four types of love found in the Bible? Over the years, scholars have broken down the text of the Bible and divided each example of love into one of our categories: Eros, Storge, Philia, and Agape.What does the Bible say about what comes out of your mouth? ›
"Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man `unclean. ' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.How do you guard your heart Proverbs? ›
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (NIV). The Hebrew translation of guard means to keep above all keepings. So, above ALL you guard – your marriage, family, bank account, passwords, your car or house – guard your heart with more vigilance than anything else.What does God mean by guarding your heart? ›
The Lord means for us to guard our hearts by filtering our emotions, desires, thoughts, and responses through his Word. He is the watchman that protects our souls.What is the highest form of love? ›
agape, Greek agapē, in the New Testament, the fatherly love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God. In Scripture, the transcendent agape love is the highest form of love and is contrasted with eros, or erotic love, and philia, or brotherly love.What is the greatest act of love according to the Bible? ›
"'Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?' He replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.What is the highest form of love in Christianity? ›
In Christianity, agape (/ɑːˈɡɑːpeɪ, ˈɑːɡəˌpeɪ, ˈæɡə-/; from Ancient Greek ἀγάπη (agápē)) is "the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man and of man for God".What is the power in the word of your mouth? ›
Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” The tongue can be used as a weapon to harm and destroy or as a tool to build and heal.
What are the sins of the mouth? ›
Some of the most common sins we commit are related to speech: gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggeration, harsh attack and uncharitable remarks. With a gift capable of bringing such good, we can surely cause great harm! - The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy (Proverbs 12:22).How do you guard your mouth in the Bible? ›
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies. their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.What is Isaiah 29 talking about? ›
Summarize Isaiah 29:1–8 by explaining that Isaiah prophesied of the destruction of Jerusalem, which occurred because of the wickedness of the people who lived there. He also referred to the Nephite nation, which would also be destroyed because of wickedness.What is the lesson of Isaiah 29? ›
According to Isaiah 29:10, the people would experience “the spirit of deep sleep” and the prophets and seers would be “covered,” or removed from the people. With the loss of the prophets and the straying of the Lord's people from the truth, the world would fall into a state of spiritual darkness.What is the prayer of Isaiah 29 13? ›
13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.How do you keep your heart pure? ›
- Get a New Heart. We are not pure people by nature. ...
- Love What God Loves. Indeed, this is the heart of the matter: having a heart that fears and loves God and wants to do the things that bring Him glory. ...
- Control Yourself. Self-control helps your progress toward purity. ...
- Be Accountable.
Letting his heart take courage meant letting himself believe God's promises. Courage is always fueled by faith. Good courage is fueled by faith in the ultimate good of the real God and all he promises to be for us in Jesus.How do you guard your heart without pushing people away? ›
- We can't follow what we don't know. Keep (or make) learning His Word priority #1.
- Make friends with people who treat God like the love of their life. ...
- Watch your steps. ...
- Play your role and God will play His. ...
- Talk, cry, write and whatever else you have to do.
The heart is the locus of physical and spiritual being, and represents the "central wisdom of feeling as opposed to the head-wisdom of reason" (Cooper, 82). It is compassion and understanding, life-giving and complex. It is a symbol for love. Often known as the seat of emotions, the heart is synonymous with affection.How does God look at the heart? ›
“The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Might this be the deepest spiritual truth hidden in the story of young David's anointment as king?
What is the purest form of love? ›
The purest form of love is selflessness.What is true love between a man and a woman? ›
The signs of true love in a relationship include security, respect, and understanding. In fact, true love in its real sense involves how you act in a relationship with someone. The signs of true love between a man and a woman are about meeting each other's expectations, respect, and care.What is the number one rule of love? ›
1. Respect Each Other. The first rule to keeping a strong, romantic relationship is to treat your loved one with respect. You have to respect your partner's time, heart, character, and, of course, his or her trust.What is God's law of love? ›
The Apostle James called the second commandment the “royal law” (James 2:8). Paul wrote to the Corinthians that “all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Gal. 5:14).Why love is the most powerful? ›
Psychologists say that love is the strongest emotion. Humans experience a range of emotions from happiness to fear and anger with its strong dopamine response, but love is more profound, more intense, affecting behaviors, and life-changing.What is God's powerful love? ›
God's love is steadfast
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The hebrew word for steadfast love is Hesed. It refers to loyal, faithful, and covenant love.
Philia – friend bond
He describes friendship as "the least biological, organic, instinctive, gregarious and necessary...the least natural of loves".
We find it in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Is love the greatest gift of God? ›
Of all the possible virtues that are a gift from God, love is the greatest as St. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 13:13, “So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” The type of love St. Paul is referring to is charity.What does it mean to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding? ›
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ( Proverbs 3:5) To trust in the Lord means more than believing in who he is and what he says; the word here for trust can also mean “to have confidence in.” Having confidence in something means having an assurance that leads to action.
What does this mean the foolishness of God is wiser than men? ›
When Paul speaks of the "foolishness of God," he is not implying that God is foolish. Rather he is saying that since God's way of reasoning is in accord with things of the spirit, it confounds the reasoning of this world. It is wiser than human reasoning, because spiritual things are wiser than carnal ones.What does it mean to be strong and let your heart take courage? ›
Letting his heart take courage meant letting himself believe God's promises. Courage is always fueled by faith. Good courage is fueled by faith in the ultimate good of the real God and all he promises to be for us in Jesus.What does it mean a wise woman builds her house? ›
3) Like Lydia, a wise woman builds her house by working diligently with her own hands; she is successful at business (Acts 16, see Proverbs 31).How do you trust God through difficult times? ›
We need to have confidence and assurance as we reach out to God with our struggles, that whatever He decides to happen is for our own well-being. If our questions are not answered in the ways we hoped, instead of being quick to judgment and worry, we can rest in God by keeping our faith in His infinite grace.How do I trust God with all my heart? ›
- Don't Depend on You. We live in a world where trust must be earned and seems to be in short supply. ...
- Cry out to God. ...
- Run from Evil. ...
- Put God First in Your Life. ...
- Check Yourself by God's Word. ...
- Listen to the Holy Spirit. ...
- Rest in God's Love.
Bible Gateway John 14 :: NIV. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.What is God's weakness stronger than? ›
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.What is foolish in the eyes of God? ›
He identifies the fool as one who refuses to acknowledge God's ample evidence of who He is, His love for us, His desire that we might come to know Him through Jesus Christ, and His provision for us throughout our lives. When people refuse to believe God's Word, they will eventually find out how foolish they really are.Who is the man of the wisdom and foolishness? ›
Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness.Why does God tell us to be strong and courageous? ›
The complete version says, “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” This verse is set in Joshua 1, where God is appointing Joshua as Moses's successor and the person, He will use to lead Israel into the Promised Land.
How does God's presence make you courageous? ›
The reality of His presence should give us a sense of confidence and boldness that equips us to take on whatever threats or challenges would keep us from walking with Him. We should not expect the devil to leave us alone if we are trying to do right, but we should expect victory through God's power.When my heart is overwhelmed and weak? ›
Psalms 61:2-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help]. For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, A strong tower against the enemy.
The wise woman of Abel is an unnamed figure in the Hebrew Bible. She appears in 2 Samuel 20, when Joab pursues the rebel Sheba to the city of Abel-beth-maachah. The woman, who lives in Abel, institutes a parley with Joab, who promises to leave the city if Sheba is handed over to him.What are the signs of a wise woman? ›
In The Proverbs 31 Homemaker, Jami discusses the six characteristics of a wise woman: her character as a wife, her devotion as a homemaker, her generosity as a neighbor, her influence as a teacher, her effectiveness as a mother, and her excellence as a woman.Who was the powerful woman in the Bible? ›
Deborah, the Prophetess and Only Female Judge in the History of Christianity. Out of all the Biblical women in history, Deborah emerged as an exceptional military leader. Fearless and obedient to God, She led the Israelites to victory and out of bondage. She was a prophetess and the fourth judge of pre-monarchic Israel ...