Thursday, October 20, 2011

Proverbs 14:1

Confession time.

 Before this study, did you really take time to study Proverbs? Or did you just read through it, pick up on a verse here and there that stood out to you, and then happily skip along until you saw another verse that stood out to you? I think that all of us are guilty of that. Through our study, we have seen so many individual verses that are so important! 

Take today's verse for instance, have you ever really thought about it?

I assume that you have laid the foundation for building a wise home. 

That foundation, of course, is accepting Jesus as your Savior, and making him Lord of your life.

I am also sure that you have spent years and years building your home. 

You've added log after log of faith, love and everything it takes to make your home a happy, loving, Godly home.

Here's a word of warning:
One day you might open your big mouth:

And then once that ball starts rolling, you toss in some disrespect, some unkindness, and over all selfishness. 

It only takes a few minutes to tear down something that you've spent years trying to build--
and it all is reduced rubble.

Ladies, don't let this happen to you. 
It happens too often today.
Trust me, I've been there.

Better keep up that Home Owners Insurance.....
Start right here:

Today in your journal make a list of all the things that you do that are harmful to your home. 
You know, even the little things are like termites! So list them all, big and little.
Pray and ask God to help you replace the problem areas with things that build and edify. 



Snoodles said...

This has always been a favorite verse of mine; I try hard to build, not "pluck down" . . . Love your analogy to homeowners insurance! Remember when the old preachers used to joke about fire insurance?! Seriously, this is a good call to attention for us, as Christian wives and mothers, to focus on the important things -- let the small stuff go. Thanks Tonya!

Belinda said...

Why is it we always have to be reminded of "not sweating the small stuff?"
And yeah, that homeowners analogy was brilliant!

We have ants invading our yard and even the house at times. We fight that battle daily in the summer months. Sort of like we battle the forces of evil daily...Satan really enjoys tearing out the foundations of our families and homes.