In the Bible, wisdom is portrayed as a woman. In the Book of Proverbs it says, “Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman” (Proverbs 7:4 KJV). Furthermore it says in Proverbs 24:3, “Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established”. So logically, if the house is built upon wisdom, and wisdom is a woman, then couldn’t today’s quote be Biblical?
“The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.” – Bible or Not?
This quote underscores how important the role of women is. A house, i.e. the home in which a family is raised, can either stand or fall by the woman who runs that house. And if that woman stands on the Rock of Jesus, so too then does that house.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with this or is it a stretch? Is it Bible or Not?
Thank you to Bible or Not reader Athena Pierce for sharing her wisdom with the rest of our readers. Well, technically it’s God’s wisdom, Athena is the willing messenger of today’s Bible quote.
“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end, you will be wise.” – Proverbs 19:20 NIV
The Book of Proverbs is widely recognized as a book of wisdom, written mostly by Solomon who had the promise from God, and reputation at his time, of being the most wise of all kings. Today’s Bible quote comes with a promise: if you listen, then you will be wise…
Also check out this post to learn about Bible Sequences – these are a fun way to study the scriptures!
An earlier post talked about how a malicious man disguises himself, with the intent to deceive and harm others. Today’s Bible or Not quote is a popular saying that helps us to deal with that. Jesus said:
“Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” – Matthew 10:16 NKJV
The original serpent in the garden caused the downfall of mankind – Satan disguised himself, deceived Eve, and brought suffering upon all mankind. Is Jesus saying that we should be “wise” like that? In a word, yes. But it’s all about intent. Read more…