The Virtuous Woman
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife
How to Be a Better Housewife Today
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Virtuous Woman study program. This
is our precious and popular ... How to be a Good Housewife and a True
Wife Bible study taking an in depth look into how to be a better
housewife. The absolutely awe inspiring advice on how to be a Good
Housewife sharing the extremely exciting True Wife message will truly
bring hope and peace into your Christian Life.
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How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife Instructions
Ready to roll up your sleeves and search with me for more Truth?
Wool and flax ... These are fibers that linen is made from. What do
you think of when you hear the word linen? You probably think of your
best tablecloth and matching napkins or your finest woven sheets. We
could probably come up with lots of analogies for the first part of
this verse, like things that a woman could learn how to make with
these things, and we'll discuss stuff like that a little bit later,
but perhaps part of the message to find in this verse is that a
virtuous woman seeks and strives to put forth her best effort to do
her finest job in serving her home.
How to Be a Better Housewife Point of Interest... That sounds a
little funny at first, after all, we serve the Lord, and we serve
others. We serve people, not inanimate objects. But our homes
(should) have a place in our hearts that is dear to us and we should
treat it with love. That is not to say we should idolize it or
worship it or put it before God, but we should nurture it for the
special place that it is.
Speaking of serving your home, in today's world, most women
work outside of the home. Their finest work, the
majority of their effort, both physically, mentally, and time wise,
is spent on people other than their families. And one may argue that
Jesus said that anyone can care for their families, but when you
serve others, that is what sets you apart.
We all know that is true, but not to neglect your own, but find a
healthy balance. You may argue that the money that women earn helps
support the family, so that means the effort and time spent at work
away from the home is in essence for her family. I suppose you could
make a case for that, if money or material wealth is what you believe
God intended women to achieve as wives and mothers. Everybody knows
that having an adequate amount of money makes life easier, but being
a Christian, you know that the purpose of life goes way beyond
that. We always pray for the will of Almighty God to be done through
us, so why don't we seek to achieve that, instead of seeking to
achieve the almighty dollar?
Let's look at all of this a little closer.
Job or Vocation, What is God's Will?
God gave men and women different responsibilities on this Earth in
the Garden of Eden.
How to Be a Good Housewife - True Wife Manual
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy
sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto
the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I
commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the
ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee;
and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till
thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust
thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
What do you think this How to Be a Better Housewife Scripture is
saying? Who do you think is the "bread winner" of the two? While you
think about that a while, what do you suppose God meant by
and thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rule over
Don't forget, Eve had taken the lead in the transgression, and as a
reparation, or in turn, so to speak, of her offense, she is to be
subject to the will of her husband. In other words, the determination
of the woman's will is to be yielded to her husband, and
accordingly, he shall rule over her.
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife for Family
We'll talk about that subject in detail later on too, because
our focus here is on the woman working outside the home. So notice
that God did not, in His judgment of Adam and Eve (which all of
mankind has inherited), include any addendums that say, "In the
instance of financial hardship, boredom, pursuit of self
worth, or any other worldly circumstance, woman shalt disregardeth my
Word in Genesis
Financial concerns are most womens' justification for working outside
the home, but are most of the things those finances are used for,
really necessary? And can they truly bring anyone closer to God?
This is a very sensitive subject, and I would suppose that most
Christian women who work, think that their job (or their income) is
very important. Some of these same women naturally want to walk the
walk of Faith, but to accommodate what the world dictates, they have
chosen to spend 8 hours a day, serving the world. Another 8 hours of
their day, they spend asleep. That leaves 8 hours to tend to their
husband, their home, their children and let me ask you, how much time
do you think she can squeeze out of that 8 hours to spend with the
Let me tell you a little How to Be a Better Housewife story. A true
story. It's in your cookbook (The Bible). You've probably heard it
before, but maybe you never thought to apply it to your own life.
Jesus once went to a village and a woman named Martha invited Him
into her home. Now, Martha had a sister named Mary, and she sat at
Jesus' feet and intently listened as He talked. During the visit,
Martha grew frustrated because of the preparations of food and
serving and such, and complained to Jesus, saying, Don't you care
that my sister has left all the work to me? Tell her to help me.
The Lord answered, Martha, Martha! You're worried about doing so many
things, but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen what is
best, and it will not be taken away from her. You can almost imagine
Martha, immediately untying her apron and kneeling on the floor,
scootching Mary over so she could hear what she had been missing.
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife Truth
So, what does this have to do with you? Let me just ask you a couple
of questions. Do you think it's a ridiculous thing to expect a woman
to quit her job and serve the Lord? Does it frustrate you because God
won't put your job ahead of your relationship with Him, even when
your job is so important? (But is it, really?) The audacity
of God, to believe that your life belongs to Him! Do you know
what you're missing by not surrendering it to Him?
Let me ask you, who will suffer if you quit your job? Now, I suppose
you could quit your job and end up in a very bad way if you don't
include the Lord in your plans. But would it be worth it to Jesus for
you to drive a less expensive car, and spend more time serving Him?
Would it be worth it to Jesus for you to wear clothes that weren't so
new, and go without that new pair of shoes, to spend more time with
Him? Well, I could give you about a million examples of how people
could still live comfortably enough without the woman of the house
needing to work outside of it, but instead I can't help but to just
remind you about Jesus saying, Sell all and follow me.
The Truth is, most people don't want to give up the lifestyle they've
become accustomed to and the luxuries they enjoy so much, to do
something as absurd as spending their life following God's plan. It's
Many people think that their purpose in life is the job they hold. If
you were to ask anyone you know to describe the essence of who they
are, how many would name what they do for a living before they
mention that they're a Christian? If this describes you, you may want
to check out this study:
How to Be a Better Housewife Tidbit of Truth ... Here's a big
difference between one's purpose and one's job, and God's plans for
us reach far beyond what we can imagine. Whether you're a rocket
scientist or a stay at home Mom, the "job" that your Father has
planned for you may be much simpler (but much more important) than
you ever dreamed. For instance, you may only be a wife and mother in
the eyes of some, but in the eyes of your Father, you may be the
mother of His next Prophet. On the other hand, you may be the most
intelligent, highly esteemed professional that many people know, and
yet a twenty dollar bill that you give to a homeless person next week
may be the whole reason you were put here on Earth. Only God knows
the depth ... Or the simplicity of it all.
1 Corinthians 1:25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of
God is stronger than men.
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife Discussion
How to Be a Better Housewife for the Lord
If boredom, pursuit of self worth, material wealth, or any
other reason compels you to deviate from God's plan, encourage
yourself to seek His answer to whether or not you are doing His will.
Certainly, there are well grounded circumstances in some peoples'
lives, which make it necessary for a woman to work, and surely God
considers those situations, but look closely and truthfully at your
own personal situation and ask His guidance. He will help you
determine if you are being selfish, or if you are walking on
the path that He has planned for you
Of this, you can be sure ... When the prime of your life is over, and
it's your last days, and you're looking back on the amount of time
you spent with God and with your family, you won't be saying to
yourself, "Gee, I wish I had spent more time working for "things"
instead of serving the Lord, His way." When it comes to material
things and self indulgences, less is more in the Lord's eyes.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not
descend after him.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife in Today's World
How to Be a Better Housewife for Yourself
You can make being a virtuous woman the best full time job to ever
exist, and when God sees that on your résumé, and your
belief in Jesus Christ, there are promotions awaiting, like being the
bride of Christ, and like going to Paradise!
We love our stuff though, don't we? And new stuff really makes
us feel satisfied. But have you ever noticed just how temporal that
feeling is? Especially when something new and different appears on
the market, then all the appeal from the last gadget we indulged in
vanishes and our attention is spent coveting the newest, latest,
greatest thing available.
Here is a bit of How to Be a Better Housewife Trivia ... Did you know
that in some cultures, the older an item is, the more worth it has?
Not monetary value, but sentimental value. Think about that for a
moment. Sentimental value means there is emotion tied to something.
These are the wool and flax to seek. Every good example that you pass
down to another soul is a piece of the fabric that builds virtue in
them, and they pass it on, and it's a very selfless process. Make
virtue an heirloom in your family. Cherished "things" don't have to
be material things. Seek, find, give.
Other How to Be a Better Housewife Points of View
Though at first glance, it may sound like seeking wool and flax is
the knack for being able to improvise when it comes to material
needs, if you give it some thought, there may be several hidden
Truths to this phrase, for instance, it could imply a lack of
laziness, or one might even think of Jesus as being the "fiber" of
their life, so metaphorically, it could represent seeking the Lord.
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But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in
glory by Christ Jesus.
Now, on with the remainder of Verse 13:
Work willingly with your hands. Be creative out of the voluntary
goodness of your heart. Some women think they're just not cut out to
be a homemaker and they blame it on a lack of creativity and/or
skill, as if the Lord would hold back the ability to be creative if
they dedicated their life to serving His will. Some may even think
it's a degrading suggestion. That's what the world has taught people.
Some people refer to women who don't work outside the home as
Domestic Engineers, just to make it sound important. My friend, it is
the most important job a woman can possibly have. I personally prefer
the description, Handmaiden of the Lord, but, you should choose
whatever you think is suitable.
How to Be a Good Housewife and True Wife Warning
There are plenty of ways to serve God as a virtuous woman in your
home. Countless, in fact. If you're at a loss for ideas, dig deeper.
Ask God what what you can do. Do you think He wouldn't be so happy to
receive a sincere request from you to reveal what His plan is for
you, and what calling He has given you as a Christian woman eager to
serve Him? His answer may come to you in a dream, or in something
that another Christian may reveal to you, or in prayer, or you can
always ask Him in the Word. Just ask in the name of Jesus Christ that
He show you His answer, then open your Bible to any page and point to
a verse. Pray for Him to give you discernment so that you understand
what He is saying to you. You can ask in the Word about anything.
Let me give you just a few how to be a better housewife suggestions
of how you may serve the Lord at home in case you can't think of any:
- Home school your children
- Hold a daily or weekly Bible Study for other stay at home
- Plant a garden (How does that serve God? It keeps you out of the
world and close to nature, which God created.)
- Cook more
- Sew more
- Read your Bible and learn more
If you feel like there will be something missing in your life because
you choose to walk the Christian woman's walk with God, instead of
serving the world, you are absolutely right. You'll be missing the
ingredients that don't belong in the recipe for the Lord's perfect
bride. It will take time and effort worth spending to replace the
missing ingredients that you once used in your old recipes, with the
fruits that belong in your new one. Keep searching for them. If you
feel like there's an emptiness inside of you after you've begun to
make progress and you can't figure out why, it's because you've
gotten rid of some unneeded and unwanted ingredients and there IS an
empty space that you'll soon fill with fresh new ingredients. God has
given you gifts that you don't even know you have.
The more you grow and mature as a Christian woman, the more complete
you'll feel. Where there's a will, there's a way, and if it's God's
will, there's definitely a way! Always remember that any time you
remove something bad, even though it is spiritual, not physical, you
will feel an emptiness, but don't let the enemy of your soul convince
you that something is wrong. It's just a space that's waiting for
good to be planted there to replace the bad that was removed.
Oh, and another thing about that empty space ... Fill it as soon as
you can. If you have a job and decide to quit, you'll likely have 8
hours of time to fill, 5 days a week. It will become "idle" time if
you're not busy doing something and what happens to women who have a
lot of time on their hands? They become a target for the enemy.
Of course, if you're a woman in a situation where it is mandatory
that you work outside your home, that doesn't mean that you can't be
betrothed to the Lord. It just means you'll have to work harder to
become and/or remain virtuous because of all the outside influence
that you'll inevitably be exposed to.
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If you ever need encouraging words, you can always turn to your Bible
... Your cookbook ... And the Lord will comfort you. Here are a few
verses that you might want to reflect on as you ponder on your desire
to serve the Lord.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to
walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not.
2 Corinthians 8:11-12
11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there
was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of
that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted
according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye
How to Be a Better Housewife Summary
They say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and another
popular phrase that people use is, "I'm set in my ways," when they
don't want to change because of inconvenience or selfishness or lack
of understanding of Truth or anything else. My friend, don't forget,
there is still that little girl inside of you that we're on our way
to find, so forget about old nonsense sayings and keep an open mind
and heart, and you'll find a youthfulness in your spirit that will
change your attitude about life and love and you'll have a whole new
world to explore as a child of God, no matter how old you are.
No matter if you've been a working woman all your life, God does not
hold that against you, He is full of hope for you that as you mature
in Christ your life will be more focused on glorifying Him than doing
anything the world teaches is the standard for all.
And as always, reflect on God's Grace,
every day of your life.
Can't wait 'till next time, see you again soon!
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