by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies – Building Also Means…
Further to my post yesterday, there is more involved in the word building than meets the eye. The word in the Hebrew is “banah.” Yes, of course it means to build. However, it also means to repair. We have to keep repairing things in our home or it will soon fall down around us. We also have to keep repairing our relationship with our husband and children. This is all part of the building program.
But, did you know that there is another aspect to building? This word also means “to have children.” To build a home you must embrace children.
I love the blessing the people of Judah gave to Naomi about her daughter-in-law, Ruth, “The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build (banah) the house of Israel” (Ruth 4:11).
How did Rachel and Leah build a nation? With hammers and wood? No, they built it by embracing children.
Here are some other Scriptures that speak of building by embracing children, Genesis 2:22; 16:2; 30:3; Deuteronomy 25:9; Psalm 127:1 and Proverbs 14:1).
Be a great builder as you build your home and consequently the nation
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