An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bearing Walls

(Pro 14:1 KJV) Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

For “plucketh” (2040) the NASB has “tears down”.  This is the only place the Hebrew word is translated this way but it brings an interesting possibility in the art of destroying a home.  The word is used for pulling weeds and removing ripe produce one at a time.  It is not wholesale cutting like a combine harvesting wheat.  It is more like the picking of apples or coffee beans.  It is a thoughtful type of destruction.

Some people work very carefully in destroying a home.  It might not even be their goal.  They might think they are building something better but they need to remove that pesky wall.  What they may not realize is that the wall that they find unpleasant or unaesthetic may be a load bearing wall.  When you remove it you invite disaster.

So?  Be really prayerful before you try to redo the people and traditions of your household.  It may be that something or someone is irritating to you because you need revival. 

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

Amen. More homes are destroyed by small acts than by wrecking balls.