Daily Reflections

Coming Home

April 2, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure. —Proverbs 24:3–4

Contemporary culture greatly devalues what happens in the home. It views homemaking as a conglomeration of meaningless tasks like cleaning toilets, scrubbing floors, or folding laundry. But every woman knows that creating a home is about more than the sum of the tasks it involves.

Creating a home isn’t about checking tasks off a list or filling a house with possessions—it’s ultimately about people. It’s about creating a nurturing, orderly, stable place that promotes well-being and fosters physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual growth. It’s about welcoming others in. It’s about ministering to the soul. It’s about cultivating relationships. And that’s something God has particularly equipped women to do.

When we create a home, we provide a “cover” where family and friends can retreat and be sheltered from the world outside. A place where they can rest and recharge. A place where they can flourish. A place that foreshadows the welcome believers will receive in heaven. A place that calls and beckons them “Home.”


True Woman 101: Divine Design, An Eight-Week Study on Biblical Womanhood ©2012 Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible ®. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible ® and CSB ® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Make it Personal

How can your home be used as a place to nurture life? How can you nurture life within your relationships?