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A Clamorous Woman

Proverbs 9:13 “A FOOLISH woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.”

Clamorous–to murmur, growl, roar, cry aloud, mourn, rage, sound, make noise, tumult, be clamorous, be disquieted, be loud, be moved, be troubled, be in an uproar (Strongs Concordance)

OPPOSITE of clamorous: meek and quiet spirit

I Peter 3:4 “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

Meek– mildness of disposition, gentleness of spirit, meekness

"Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting. In the OT, the meek are those wholly relying on God rather than their own strength to defend against injustice. Thus, meekness toward evil people means knowing God is permitting the injuries they inflict, that He is using them to purify His elect, and that He will deliver His elect in His time (Isa 41:17, Luk 18:1-8). Gentleness or meekness is the opposite to self-assertiveness and self-interest. It stems from trust in God's goodness and control over the situation. The gentle person is not occupied with self at all. This is a work of the Holy Spirit, not of the human will (Gal 5:23)." –Strongs

Quiet– quiet, tranquil, peacable

Being unclamorous does not mean that we are not to speak and never voice truth. It refers greatly to the spirit in which we speak and carry out our daily responsibilities and relationships. We must learn to speak truth in love, and use wisdom in our actions. This is a great challenge to me in my own flesh. It is possible through the power of the Holy Spirit.

OPPOSITE of foolish: wise

Proverbs 14:1 “ EVERY wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

Buildeth-to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue (Strongs Concordance)

What kind of woman am I as defined by these two verses? Oh, how I want to be a wise woman! We as women have the power/strength to build up or tear down. It is a humbling recognition to be given this gift to use wisely or to waste/destroy.

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