My friend and I were trying to load the car the other day. One of the items was quite large so we found it difficult to tuck it in. As we struggled for several minutes, my wife just suggested a simple idea. We listened to her and just like magic, the car was neatly and successfully loaded. I told my friend; “It is good to listen to women.” Truly, wisdom is a woman.

Friend, the kind of woman you have around you and your attitude or response to such would determine if you would walk in wisdom or be a victim of folly. Have you wondered why wisdom was introduced as a female all through the book of Proverbs (Proverbs 1:20-21)? I believe it is to let us appreciate the Grace that God has placed in women in dispensing wisdom.

“Exalt her, and she shall promote you…” (Proverbs 4:8). It is only an ignorant and arrogant man that despises the wisdom of women. In some cultures, people believe that women have nothing meaningful to contribute. Some believe that when men are talking, women should keep quiet. This cultural but demonic thinking has robbed the world of the treasures of wisdom packaged in women.

“And don’t be conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2). Don’t be a cultural Christian, be a biblical Christian. Understand God’s stand on matters of life or living and practise the same. Women are equal in creation but only different in roles (Genesis 1:27). There is no female Holy ghost; we are all partakers of the same flow of the Spirit of which wisdom is a critical part (Isaiah 11:1-2, Galatians 3:28).

When you don’t recognize the capacity of wisdom in a woman, you would have denied yourself of the critical help that God has packaged for you in your journey of destiny (Genesis 2:18). A woman is intuitive. She knows what a man does not know even if she keeps quiet (Luke 2:19). She sees ahead. She is observant. She pays attention to details that most men often overlook.

One of the biblical definitions of a fool is a man who refuses to tap into the wisdom of a woman (1 Samuel 25:25). Women were created to balance the man. What you lack the woman has. Listen to your wife (Genesis 21:12). When in a meeting that involves women, let them talk. They may not shout. They may not speak authoritatively. But in their gentle, feminine voice, is packaged the wisdom of the ancient.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria