At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Ps. 16: 11)
Every wise woman buildeth her house: But the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.Proverbs 14:1
We live in an era that does not want to acknowledge that women sin, and that when they sin, they sin in distinctively feminine ways. This is the teaching of Scripture, but we live in a time that does not want to admit this. It is also the case that when women are virtuous, they are virtuous in distinctively feminine ways. This is also the teaching of Scripture. But the secular androgynous imperative want us all to be bipedal carbon units.
But God created us, male and female, to reflect the image of God (Gen. 1:27). To throw everything into a blender, and to say that the resultant mess somehow represents “humanity” is the height of folly. It says here that foolish women tear down their houses with their own hands, and an acceptance of any kind of feminism is one of the ways this is done.
A wise woman has the grace to build her house. There really is something called “the woman’s touch.” Notice that is says that every wise woman knows how to do this. A woman who doesn’t know how to do this is, by definition, not a wise woman. Domesticity is an essential attribute of feminine wisdom. It is one of the glories of womanhood.
And when a woman is foolish, she is abandoning her central glory, and consequently becomes a wrecking ball. When a woman accepts her calling before God, she can make the home a heaven on earth. When she rejects it, or twists her calling into something that serves her desires, she has the power to make the home a hell on earth. And both the glory that comes from a woman’s hands and the mayhem that comes from a woman’s hands share this distinctive feminine trait—that of being really powerful.