Open Heaven 9 August 2019 – Wives, Build Your Homes,written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
TOPIC: Wives, Build Your Homes
MEMORISE: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” – (Proverbs 14:1)
READ: 1 Peter 3:1-6 (KJV) 1. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
2. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
3. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
5. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands;
6. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Open Heaven 9 August 2019 – MESSAGE:
In His wisdom, the Holy Spirit has chosen to speak to wives in today’s devotional. Please note that he is speaking to wives and not just women. Obviously, not all women are wives. However, every wife is first a woman before becoming a wife. Are you a woman trusting God to change your status from single to married? I pray that God will grant you your good heart desires in this season in Jesus’ Name.
In God’s kingdom, only wives are given the assignment of building homes, not mistresses or “bed-partners”. In other words, a mistress or bed-partner does not have the divine grace to build a godly family. With divine wisdom, a woman develops into a wife who builds her home. This wisdom comes through the fear of God which dwells in every woman who has received Jesus into her heart. (Proverbs 9:10, Revelation 3:20).
Jesus is the embodiment of God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:24), and in this age of enlightenment, it takes Jesus in the heart of a woman to do all that the Holy Spirit instructs in today’s Bible reading.
Godly wives are distinguishable by their chastity and general attitude to life, which is a product of the fear of God they poses and not necessarily because of the fear of their husbands. It is a wise thing for a wife to build her home; only a foolish person will pull down the house he or she lives in.
Many women who have pulled down their home are now roaming the “street of life”. Although, they may pretend that all is well, they are actually hurting and nursing regrets over their past actions. Sadly, many of such women are now encouraging naive wives to act against the interest of their homes so that they can become their companions in misery.
Today: Open Heaven 9 August 2019 by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
No wonder the Holy Spirit warns in (1 Timothy 4:7), saying: “But refuse profane and old wives’ fable, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
Some years ago, my daughter started having problems in her marriage, and she asked me to counsel her. I discovered that she was getting carried away by her academic achievements, because she has bagged a PhD like her husband. So, I told her to be submissive to her husband if she really wants to have a home. This suggestion was so ridiculous to her that she reminded me that she had a PhD like her husband! I said to her, “No problem, since your PhD can solve your marital challenges, go ahead and apply its philosophical principles to build yourself a happy home.” She got the message and began to yield to her husband.
Before long, peace, joy and progress returned to her home. My prayer for someone reading this devotional today is that your troubled home will receive peace and unspeakable joy in Jesus’ Name. Be wise and invite Jesus into your home today and you will be glad you did.
PRAYER POINT: (Open Heaven 9 August 2019)
Father, give me Your wisdom to build my home according to Your pattern, in Jesus’ Name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 6-7, Ezekiel 31:10-18
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