Woman of Folly

by | Sep 13, 2023 | Family Life, Marriage, Society

“Wisdom builds her house but Folly tears hers down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).

In the Bible, there were two mothers to humanity: Eve and Mary. Eve was introduced as the “suitable partner” for man (Adam). He described her “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” She was made the perfect woman companion to her husband. Eve was made to birth humanity.

But, as we all know too well, she was the downfall to her husband and children. Eve ate the fruit of the Forbidden Tree, and then led Adam to do the same. She tore her house down with her own hands. Eve allowed her temptation to be “like a god” come with the cost of her family.

Eve represented the folly of woman.

This choice our first mother made is a choice that continues today. Women around the world choose toxic feminist lifestyles over children, husbands, and God. How many of us have known women who accused others of their own mistakes? Or condemned men for making rational decisions? I have known plenty who refused to be reasoned with, even as they were miserable with their own choices. Birth rates have plummeted, and divorce rates have skyrocketed- all closely linked with women’s needs to “be true to themselves.”

The woman of folly is a daughter of Eve. She is selfish, intolerant, irrational, harsh, and unreasonable. Above all, she sees men as her enemy trying to control her. She condemns the idea of her companionship for him.

Mary demonstrated the wisdom of womanhood.

The woman of wisdom is a daughter of Mary. She is virtuous, modest, caring, selfless, and humble. Mary was the Immaculate Conception- the literal perfect woman! Yet, she submitted to her fallen husband, Jospeh. She allowed him to be the head of their house, and to raise Jesus with her. Mary demonstrated the gentleness of motherhood and the commitment of marriage. She is exulted by God as the Queen of Heaven and Earth because she answered the call to wise femininity.

As Woman, We Choose our Mother:

We are all brought into this world with the stain of Original Sin. Our birthright is to be daughters of Eve. Even after baptism, we are still inclined to follow her selfish, fallen path. But through the grace and merits of Christ on the cross, we have the opportunity to choose. We can decide to be a daughter of Eve, or a daughter of Mary.

Will we choose to be a woman of folly or a woman of wisdom?

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Michelle C. Martin

Michelle graduated from Texas Tech University with her husband, Joshua, in May 2021 and married him in June on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She has a degree in Communication Studies and has loved growing in knowledge of healthy and authentic relationships during her time in college and adulthood. Michelle and Joshua currently reside in Lubbock, TX where he works as an architect and she loves life as a stay-at-home wife and mother to their children, Peter and Cecilia.

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