So, I google an initial meaning of the scripture. I liked this one the best.
Houses and riches are the inheritance of fathers,…. Which they are careful to provide and leave to their children. This they may and often do, build or purchase houses, and procure great riches, and put their children into the possession of them;
and, or but,
a prudent wife is from the Lord; one that behaves well to her husband, massages the affairs of her house with wisdom, and brings up her children in all orderly manner: such a wife no man has from the care and provision of his parents; nor so much from his own good choice and industry as from the kind providence of God, to which he should ascribe it; his parents may give him houses and lands, but it is God that gives him a wise and discreet woman to be an helpmeet to him; see Proverbs 18:22.
Gill, John. “Commentary on Proverbs 19:14”. “The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible”. //www.studylight.org/commentary. 1999
Prudent means wise or sagacious. Like in Proverbs 24:3-4, we know that wisdom is needed in order to live a godly life or procure a healthy relationship. Becoming a prudent wife takes a lot of spiritual guidance and self-evaluation. My wives group are reading The Power of a Praying Wife. We wanted to be better wives, so we took the initiative. We didn’t force our husbands to read The Power of a Praying Husband, but through our dedication and after witnessing the power of God in our lives, in our relationships, they wanted to be a prudent husband.
Reading that book was mind-blowing for me. By seeking the knowledge and understanding the role of God in marriages, it helped me out tremendously. It made me a wiser woman, a wiser wife, a better wife. Although, some parts were hard to accept, it was needed. Much needed. The 2Timothy 2:15 states, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
It’s no shame in wanting to be wiser, wanting to be better. You are not born a wife, so how do you know how to be one. Besides having a great mentor, you are going to need some experience and to gain that experience, you are going to have to be willing to be taught and be willing to study. Sure having a big home and lots of wealth is amazing, but what good is it to gain the whole world and lose your soul? Matthew 16: 26 There are some things money cannot buy and money will not make and that is a SAGACIOUS WOMAN!