A Fruitful Vine Within Your House

A Fruitful Vine Within Your House

Written By Katie Jean LaPierre From Eternally Minded Mamas

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine WITHIN your house…” Psalm 128:3

Never in my lifetime have I had so much OPPORTUNITY to be a fruitful vine WITHIN my house. Anyone can produce good fruit “out there” in front of others, but the rubber meets the road when our door is closed and we are within the four walls of our homes.

We are “stuck” at home (which I love). This is where every woman’s main ministry occurs. The questions are: What does our ministry look like? What kind of fruit are we producing in our home?

Anyone can be a miserable hag and produce bad fruit of wrath, quarreling, yelling, pouting, etc. It takes a woman of God who is grounded and rooted in the Word and in the Lord to produce the good fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. That’s the kind of fruit I want my vine producing.

I have been so convicted by my ugly fruit at times. Another gift of this virus is that my husband is home more often and he gets to hear me in all my glory. He has had to help me quite a few times.

We CAN’T produce this good fruit on our own. Our lives were never meant to be lived by ourselves. We are yoked together with Christ so that He can walk WITH us as we produce fruit within our homes.

Stay close to Him!

Love, Katie

I, Lori, love to look up what the commentaries of old have to say about verses and here are what a few of them had to say about this verse. The word “fruitful vine” can be referring to both the fruit of walking in the Spirit as Katie clearly taught, and our ministry in the home and to our families which is a wonderful privilege given by God to women.

“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house…. The vine being a weak and tender tree, which needs propping and supporting; and often is fastened to the sides of a house, to which the allusion here is; whereunto it cleaves, and on which it runs up, and bears very agreeable fruit; it is properly used to express the weakness and tenderness of the female sex, their fruitfulness in bearing children, and their care of domestic affairs, being keepers at home.” (Gill’s Exposition of the Bible)

“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides (rather, in the inner chambers) of thine house. The second point of blessedness is a fruitful wife, content to dwell in the house, to keep at home (Titus 2:5) and guide the household.” (Pulpit Commentary)

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Psalm 128:3

4 thoughts on “A Fruitful Vine Within Your House

  1. So beautifully put. I never thought of that verse that way.
    BTW Lori, I enjoy your U Tube videos so much.
    You are such a blessing, especially in these more stressful days. Your voice is very peaceful.

  2. Excellent teachings Lori, just this morning I heard a wife cursing her husband, accusing him for slapping her that he calmly denied. She sounded very young, but regardless wether we are young or old, to abide by the Fruit of the Spirit is always a welcomed reminder. Have a pleasant week and just ignore those who want to vent. You are a blessing to many ladies and their husband.

  3. I love this, Lori! It’s amazing how the Holy Spirit works! Since your posts on Love is not a Feeling? and God Comes to Women in the Ordinary Things, I’ve been chewing on, discussing with my husband the word ‘abide’ taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13. He agreed that what we felt at the beginning of our marriage is not what our marriage is now, 30+ yrs later. Our commitment is abiding with one another through sickness, health, rich, poor, etc… The Lord laid Psalm 128:3 on my heart as well at that time, which Katie has done a wonderful job studying out, and your commentaries add such richness. I like how she linked the fruit of the Spirit with that passage. Following the word ‘abide’ for me, linked John 15 to Psalm 128, with Jesus as the Vine and we as the branches. It was interesting to me about the branch that bears much fruit ‘abiding’ in the Vine. It’s another picture of Christ and His bride and the symbolism of our relationships with our earthly husbands.
    Thankyou both so much!!❤

  4. Hi Lori,
    I was reading this post this evening, and realized it was time to start dinner, so I left it up because I wanted to comment on how good it was. A few moments later Hubby walked by my computer and commented on the title. He walked over to me and very sweetly told me that I was his and gave me a hug. He then said, (I love his sense of humor) “better to be a fruitful vine than a Venus fly trap”. I laughed and told him that was a very astute observation. Then while making dinner I thought more about what he said. Was I patting myself on the back as I was pondering his statement? Absolutely NOT! Because I was thinking about how many times I have been a Venus fly trap, trapping my hubby with my words and actions. He has had the good grace to overlook and forgive. Which lead me to pray that the Lord would continue to grow me on this journey. Loved this post! Blessings to you and Katie!!!!!!

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