“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
As wonderful as a wise woman is in the home, a foolish woman can pull down a home with tragic results. The woman has power to build and power to destroy. She strengthens, dignifies, and builds the home or she weakens, dishonors, and deconstructs the home. A foolish woman will bankrupt the home financially, ruin the reputation of her husband, and distract from the Lord’s work in her family. A man will be so busy trying to please a foolish woman, he will have no time to do what God has called him to do.
Husbands of foolish women will not be able to trust their wives, the children will be out of control, and there will be a constant need to put fires of hostility out in the home. Such wives will pull down the home with their hands. I’m thankful for a wife who walks with the Lord Jesus. She is a builder. I’m thankful she is beautiful on the outside; even more grateful she is beautiful on the inside. Don’t be deceived by appearances. As Warren Wiersbe put it, “A wife is either a crown or a cancer.”