Christians must know and understand the foundations of Scripture in order to make biblical choices for their lives. If they follow the values of the world instead, they will die for lack of instruction and stray from the blessing of living by God’s truth. In the absence of biblical convictions, people will go the way of culture. ~Sally Clarkson
A Biblical View of Homemaking
It’s really all about creating a place where family and friends can encounter truth, goodness, beauty, and a sense of belonging. It’s about showing the love of Christ to all who enter our doors.
Train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. ~Titus 2:4-5
Working at Home
So what does God’s Word have to say to wives and mothers about working at home? First, the obvious conclusion we can draw from the Titus 2 command—to be ‘working at home’—is that the principal place of work for wives and mothers is at home. ‘Working at home’ means we are to function as the home manager—taking full ownership for all the domestic duties of the household. ~Carolyn Mahaney
No Time for Idleness
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. ~Proverbs 31:27
However, I’ve realized that I don’t have time to waste (although I do think it’s important to take time to rejuvenate yourself as a homemaker).
Homemaking is such an important job. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. ~Proverbs 24:3-4
Whether you are single or married, young or old, painting the reality of God onto the walls of your home will be one of the great works of your life. People long for holy shelter: a safe place of comfort that values and preserves all that is good and offers solace from all the pain life’s issues can bring. ~Sally Clarkson
“Painting the reality of God onto the walls” of our homes lifts up the higher purpose for all that we do.
All of the work of homemaking is so worthwhile and beautiful when you look at it from an eternal perspective.
When we take a biblical view of homemaking, it changes the way we think and feel about it.
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