“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Many times in our homes, we desire productive actions and results but with the wrong intentions. How many times has a loved left something on the floor, such as a sock, and instead of picking up the sock or politely asking them to place it away, the response is:
“Do you see that sock on the floor?”
“Are you going to wear that sock today?”
“That sock looks lonely.”
We know internally that the response to the question was never desired but the action behind it. We can either build our household or tear it down with our intentions and associated actions. This is where the wisdom of the Lord is vital!
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them,
I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:”
Matthew 7:24 NKJV
Everything about the Proverbs woman is for the doing of others and herself for the will of God. Her goal is to edify the people connected to her with soothing words, secure space and atmosphere that she sets. This includes her intentions too.
As excellent woman, the Lord desires our intentions to match our words and actions. If we are truly building our home our intentions should match those of a master builder. Our intentions should be to encourage and correct in love when needed rather than highlighting our personal strengths and others’ weaknesses.
Examine your intentions and motives to ensure they are pure and just. Remember the Lord begins inward and downward examining our personal thoughts, intentions and motives so we can effectively build our households on his foundation of wisdom.
How do you ensure your intentions are always pure rather than underlying demeaning or shameful when communicating with the people connected to you?
Scripture: Proverbs 31:30
Bible Reading: Proverbs 6
Devotion: Pure Intentions