#5755 – Build Your House

Good morning people who have a heart to build up your family relationships.

Proverbs 14:1 MEV Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

This verse is highlighting what a wise woman will do in her house. While honouring the intention of the scripture and the culture in which it was written, I also want to share this principle for every person; young and old, male and female.

In a family environment, do you build up your house or do you pull it down?

It’s a good question.

In Paul’s writing to the family of God, he often exhorts the believers to build up others with what they say and in how they live. This is equally true in natural families too.

Here’s how Jesus said it in the Book of Matthew:

Matthew 7:12 NIV So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

What could things look like if we lived this way in every relationship?

If we wouldn’t want it done to us, let’s not do it to others.

If we wouldn’t want it said to us, let’s not say it to others.

May our lives be characterised by building others up.