“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips” (Job 2:9,10),
FOOLISH, void of understanding or sound judgment; weak in intellect; unwise, imprudent; proceeding from depravity.
God’s Word has a lot to say about the foolish. Here are a few examples:
“Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:6
“A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing” (Proverbs 9:13) CLAMOROUS, Speaking and repeating loud words; noisy; vociferous; loud.
“Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction” (Proverbs 10:14).
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
Foolish is the opposite of being wise. As many of you know, I was very sick for 30 years, the entire childhoods of my children. I never blamed God for my suffering and pain. I am not saying this to brag. I am saying this because it’s the truth. Instead of “Why me?” I asked “Why not me?” I don’t deserve anything. Everything good that I have received in life is a result of God’s goodness and mercy, not because of anything I have done.
You must grow in wisdom, dear women. You don’t want to be foolish women who tear your homes down and question God’s will in your life. You want to trust that He is good and His plan for you is good, even if it requires suffering, loss, and pain. In order to be able to do this, you must have deep roots in Him that have tasted of Him and seen that He is indeed good. You can trust Him even during the storms and tribulations of life.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedienct, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regenation, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Job’s Wife was a Foolish Woman