The Ways of the Righteous Compared to the Pitfalls of the Foolish by Marvin D. Patterson

The Ways of the Righteous Compared to the Pitfalls of the Foolish
Marvin Patterson
Proverbs 14:1-11

One day Little Jonnie says to his father:

I want to get married.

Father: Oh, so do you have someone special in your mind?
Johnny: Yes...Grandma
Father: What? There is a problem now; you want to marry my Mother?
Johnny: Why not? You married my mother

You never know what children are going to say! Amen!


We continue our journey through this amazing Book of wisdom called the Proverbs! It teaches us the ways of God and bringing success into the lives of those who will hear and follow its precepts! Solomon continues to compare the joys of the righteous with the sorrows of the wicked in this chapter! With that in mind, let us go on a journey and look at life through the eyes of God as He reveals to us how to live life successfully!


14 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

The wise woman loves her family and builds it up, while the foolish woman tears her family apart. What does it mean to build the home? That word ''buildeth'' means,



A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): - (begin to) build (-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), X surely.

''Every wise woman buildeth her house.'' This is not talking about the physical building of a home. I think Sarah is an example of a wife who built her house. She was the wife of a patriarch, and she built up the house of Israel. I think we can say that Jochabed, the mother of Moses, built her house. Although she was a slave in a foreign land, to save her son she hid him, watched over him, and finally became his nurse in the service of Pharaoh’s daughter. She is the one who taught him about the Lord and the promise of the Lord to Israel. She was a wonderful mother, and she built her house.

The wise woman has children that God gives her, and she trains them in the ways of the Lord! ...

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