The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Proverbs 14:1
Although this verse refers specifically to our homes, it is true in every situation; we can build up or tear down in our homes and families, at our jobs, in our churches, in our neighborhoods, etc.
In every interaction, in every conversation, in every action, we can build up through encouragement, praise, affirmation and support, or we can tear down through discouragement, gossip, unkindness and criticism.
Which do you choose today?
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.