Sunday, October 27, 2019

Part 5: The voice of women in the house

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX

Proverbs 14:1-2 (NKJV)

The wise woman builds her house,

But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,

But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

If God offers you righteousness, the way you walk in it is to love what He loves and hate what He hates.

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,

But the lips of the wise will preserve them.

A rod is about destruction and causing pain.

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the Stall is clean;

But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.


Proverbs 14:5

A faithful witness does not lie,

But a false witness will utter lies.

A FALSE WITNESS IS ABOUT having an agenda to destroy somebody and these always run static, like interference and distortion of truth. It manifests in all parts of their life.

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it,

But knowledge is easy to him who understands.

A scoffer or a mocker is somebody who has a different agenda than the Kingdom.

Proverbs 14:7

Go from the presence of a foolish man,

When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Don’t listen to knuckleheads. Get out from under the influence of people who don’t walk in the Spirit.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way,

But the folly of fools is deceit.

“The way” is how you live your life. It’s your journey in Christ. It’s all about knowing your assignment, mandate and calling.

prudent: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools mock at sin,

But among the upright there is favor.

Do you see this trend in Psalms 14?

  • Wisdom and foolishness
  • Favor and judgment
  • The faithful and the false
  • The way of life and the way of death

Proverbs 4:1

The wise woman builds her house,

But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


There is no innate inequality and injustice built into the Kingdom. The Bible is clear on gender equality. It is also clear on gender specific.

There is a feminine voice in the masculine landscape of scripture.

When you have a value for the Kingdom of heaven invading this earth, you have a value for roles and assignment. There are specific roles to be played out by men and specific roles to be played out by women.

A wise man builds his house on the rock.

When a man builds a house, he thinks about the structures.

  • Physical structures
  • Spiritual structures
  • The pecking order of the relational structures

That’s why Jesus said a wise man builds his house upon a rock.

A metal barn is a big giant garage to work in and store a boat and man toys.


When a woman builds a house, she thinks about relationships and atmosphere. 

A woman builds with her hands.


Your uniqueness

unique [juːˈniːk] adj

1. being the only one of a particular type; single; sole

2. without equal or like; unparalleled

3.  very remarkable or unusual

4. (Mathematics) Maths

a.  leading to only one result the sum of two integers is unique

b.  having precisely one value the unique positive square root of 4 is 2

[via French from Latin ūnicus unparalleled, from ūnus one]

  • Precisely valuable
  • Unparalleled
  • There is only one you – UNIQUE
  • One thing you can do better than anyone else, is be yourself.

NOW THAT DIDN’T JUST HAPPEN. IT HAPPENED BY GODS DESIGN BECAUSE GOD LOVES THE UNIQUE PART OF YOU. God has a huge value for unusual and unique things. He doesn’t think like a poor person. God thinks like somebody who is rich and He treasures things that are priceless because they are unique.

The part of you that isn’t like anybody else is extremely valuable and useful and purposeful to God.

The women in Solomon’s house tore it down.

There is a feminine voice in the masculine landscape of scripture. Female images of God in the Bible.

Genesis 1:27 – Women and Men created in God’s image

“MAN (Humankind) was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them.”

Hosea 11:3-4 – God is described as a mother

God: “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I who took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them.”

Hosea 13:8 – God described as a mama bear

“Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and tear them asunder…”

Deuteronomy 32:11-12 – God described as a mother eagle

“Like the eagle that stirs up its nest, and hovers over its young, God spreads wings to catch you, and carries you on pinions.”

Deuteronomy 32:18 – God who gives birth

“You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.”

Isaiah 66:13 – God as a comforting mother

God: “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 49:15 – God compared to a nursing mother

God: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”

Isaiah 42:14 – God as a woman in labor

God: “For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant.”

Psalm 131:2 – God as a Mother

“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.”

Psalm 123:2-3 – God compared to a woman

“As the eyes of a servant looks to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to you, YHWH, until you show us your mercy!”

Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34 – God as a Mother Hen

Jesus: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!”

Luke 15:8-10 – God as woman looking for her lost coin

Jesus: “Or what woman having ten silver coins, is she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”


Ladies do not lose your feminine voice.