Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Home Builders vs the Wrecking Crew
Pro 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Hearts ache, homes break and lives take a turn for the worse whenever a home is overcome by the foolish actions of selfish people.
Nobody wins when prideful, foolish individuals break their holy vows because they don't get their way at every turn. The only part of the vows they meant were, "For better, for richer, in health, until my lawyer says differently." In their ring vow, "with all thy worldly goods, endow me!"
The emotional, physical and spiritual damage that is done by foolish folks who tear their homes apart piece by piece leaves every loved one toting baggage they will never be able to fully unpack.
A successful home is built with wisdom, selflessness, deference to others and hard, hard, hard work. It doesn't come easy and it doesn't come right away, it takes years of persistence. I Corinthians 13, the charity chapter, must be employed many times daily.
We must continually be in building mode, adding, repairing and improving. We must never allow tearing down, disassembly and destruction.
A wise woman, or a man or child for that matter, needs to be patient, kind, loving, selfless, encouraging, forgiving, constantly building... day in, day out, week in, week out, month in, month out, year in, year out, decade in, decade out. The home building program is never complete.
How is your project coming along?