Build up or Tear Down?

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Proverbs 14:11Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1)
We Christian mothers can be our husband’s true helpmeet in building a home of light and love, or we can tear it down. We can encourage and uphold him in his love and correction of the children, or we can oppose and hinder him. We wield a tremendous influence in the home, in many ways far greater than our husband’s. We are with the children more than he is, and they look to us. We can do more than he to make or break the home. Remember how Eve ruined the first home in the world when she acted independently of God and her husband. She did not turn to him, but took the lead herself and listened to the voice of Satan instead. God created her to be Adam’s helpmeet, but she hindered him, bringing plenty of sorrow upon herself as well. God’s pattern is always the best, and we can only expect His blessing as we seek grace to follow His Word.
Thoughts taken from “The Family” by G.H. Hayhoe.