Most of us would agree we live in a foolish world. If you turn on the news for a single segment, you'll quickly come to realize that there are a lot of foolish decisions made by what we would consider maybe even some foolish people. Sometimes, we too, make unwise decisions and can, in turn, be foolish people. It's easy to make foolish decisions when we live in a foolish world.
It's easy to rely on our human wisdom rather than on the wisdom of God Himself. I Corinthians 1:25 states that "The foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans." If God is the wisest, why do we tend to turn to others for a source of wisdom? We tend to think we can make intelligent decisions independently and with our own understanding, or perhaps we lean on those around us that we admire to help us make wise decisions. It could be our mother, a friend we look up to, or even a pastor we turn to. While none of these resources are wrong to turn to, we must remember they are not the source Himself. As women, we need to rely on God to help guide us and navigate us through this foolish world. Because as that Scripture states, even the wisest person we know is nothing compared to God's most foolish plan if He were ever to have one.
Being a Wise Woman
Being a wise woman is someone who carries wisdom throughout every decision of her life. We need to be wise with who we marry, who we surround ourselves with, where we place our feet with a career and where we live. We must be wise in being a wife to our husbands and while handling our family affairs. We need to be wise as mothers bringing up our children in today's ever-changing, every-surprising, foolish world.
We, as women, have beautiful roles to play in this world. Whether it's a sister, daughter, mother, grandmother, wife, friend, or widow. Jesus came to this earth to lift women up because he saw the high cost we had. He restored women during His life here on earth. He healed them. He showed His redemptive purposes in their lives. He valued women and often lifted them up out of shame and set them on top of a hill.
He desires to do the same for us and has not left us empty-handed but instead has given us a personal guide. The Holy Spirit was given to us as a gift to be our "helper and teacher of all things." (John 14:26) He is available to help us become wise in today's foolish world, just as Jesus did in the first-century world with women when He, too, walked this earth. Because we have a lot of decisions to make in this life that could direct the course of our life, let's strive to be wise women. Here are three ways that we can become wise women in today's foolish world.
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