Themes in Proverbs: Wisdom Builds Up Her Home

Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house,

But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.


If you seek wisdom, there you will find joy. So goes this proverb to the homemakers, the women of the world. This proverb presents a stark contrast: one of building up (creating), and one of tearing down (destroying).

This passage teaches us the importance of the woman in the home and their role in seeking wisdom to build up that home. What better place to influence with God’s wisdom than the home? Tearing down your home does not mean you do not care for it but rather, you have placed other pursuits over it.

Cultivate your home by being wise. Be wise by following God and follow God by following His word.