“Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Proverbs 14:1
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“I’ll die alone and penniless. You can’t let that happen, Mia.” Beverly’s somber expression would seem beyond dramatic to anyone who didn’t actually know the woman.
“Mom, stop pressuring me. I’m entitled to live my own life, too.” Mia could feel her jaw muscles tighten. She hated when her mother tried to guilt-trip her into doing things she always seemed to regret later.
“You can fall in love with a rich man as easily as you could a poor one.” Beverly reached for her daughter’s hand.
“You mean, marry. Having me find love is the least of your worries.” Mia avoided her mother’s touch. Standing up she grabbed her coat and moved quickly towards the door.
“Don’t leave me.” Beverly called out to Mia.
Mia turned, catching a glimpse of Beverly. At one time, her mother was a real beauty. But, after years of holding such bitterness over her divorce, the single mother wore her pain as thick as her coats of makeup. Her feeble attempts to look younger actually had a sadly desperate and reverse effect.
Mia walked out the door, feeling the weight of the world on her thin and sloping shoulders. Her mother not only expected her to bear the grandchildren that were supposed to recapture her youth, but also to marry the kind of man that would actually ensure an inheritance.
Although the words were never spoken, it was understood that Mia owed her for being such a heavy ‘burden’ all her life. Now that she was old enough to be married, Beverly pressured her daily to find a rich suitor that would take care of them both. Beverly’s needs were added onto Mia’s growing debt.
In Proverbs 14:1 we are told of two different kinds of women. The first one is a wise woman who builds her house up. The second is the foolish woman who destroys it before it even has the chance to prosper.
Are you building your house or destroying it? Choosing wisdom is investing in yourself and your family’s future.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I wish that I could say that I have worked wisely my whole life. Sadly, I haven’t always made choices that were investments in my or my family’s future.
Today is a new day. Thank you for the opportunity to see my mistakes and the chance to make new and better choices.
Lord, help me navigate through the bad decisions of my past. I know many of them won’t simply go away just because I have made the decision to stop acting foolishly.
I know that you are God and you can restore what man has given up on. Lord, don’t give up on me.
I’m depending on you to restore my family and guide me into wisdom. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verse: Proverbs 14:1
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan