1 Corinthians 3:18 NIV “Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.”
Wives, be fools so you can become wise. Yes rid your heads, hearts, and spirits of everything you think you know about “dealing” in marriage and with your husbands-that is, IF it is based on human principles, the world’s standards, logic, philosophy, tradition, worldly wisdom and faulty reasoning. God says that in order to become wise with His wisdom, you cannot continue to operate in your marriages with worldly wisdom. The world would say, “you don’t have to put up with that,” “get you somebody on the side too,” “seduce him,” “cuss him out and belittle him,” “don’t wait on God, this man won’t change,” “run up his bills,” “men need you to make them chase you,” “ignore him and he will straighten up,” “withhold sex,” “punish him,” and “make him jealous.” We are deceiving ourselves if we think we can separate ourselves from God’s instruction to suit our needs in the moment. No!
Now, fill your heads, hearts, and spirits with God’s wisdom. “Do not repay evil for evil.” “A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised!” “Wives, respect your husbands.” “They that wait upon the Lord.” “With Christ all things are possible.” “They (husbands) may be won over by your quiet spirit.”
Ask God to show you how to prosper in your marriage. Don’t try to lean on your own understanding! Don’t rely on your whimsical emotions! With all our degrees and knowledge, we are acting foolishly if we aren’t led by God. Tell God to pour into your empty heads, hearts, and spirits the wisdom of His Spirit.
And the next time somebody tells you, “God didn’t say to be no fool, nah!” Tell them (in your head), “Yes, He did say just that! You can’t judge me! You can’t judge my marital situation using worldly wisdom! Only those in the spirit can understand why I do have to be a fool!” Humble yourselves. Submit. Dr.J.