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Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
My husband is in the construction business. And like his father, he has worked in construction his entire life. There is nothing that he cannot build! In fact, he is building me the house of my dreams, literally room-by-room! We’ll talk more about that later. 🙂
You probably wouldn’t guess that I am in the construction business too. And you may not even realize it, sweet sister, but you too, are in the construction business! Did you know that you are building and constructing your home and the lives of your husband and children whether you realize it or not? The question is how are you constructing them?
If you were to take inventory of your home and life right now, and you are not absolutely in love everything you see, don’t fret! It’s not the end of the world yet, sister! The great news is, that with the assistance of the Holy Spirit as well as literally one Word from God you could begin to remodel your home right now!
Look with me now at these two verses of Scripture o start with:
“Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.”
This is the blueprint for victorious Christian Living!
Let’s face it. Life changes. Our marriages change. Our kids change. Everything that exists can be found in the flux of change. Even our bodies change as much as we hate to acknowledge it!
I recently read that the four stages of life are simply this:
So, my question for you now is this:
What kind of structure are you building with your life, and what do people notice when they take a look at the construction?
What is wisdom? Wisdom is simply discretion and judgment.
For instance, the following are some great examples of wisdom:
Before you criticize someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes. That way, whenever you do criticize them, you are a mile away and you will have their shoes. 😉
Or perhaps, how about this: If you were to give someone $20, and you never see that person again, it was most likely well worth it.
Wisdom in the Hebrew language: chokmah – which in turn means’ skill, shrewdness, and prudence.
What does it mean to wisely build your house?
Proverbs 14:1 says “Every wise woman builds her house…”
What is it that you are to be wise of? The word wisdom is actually used over 200 times in the King James version of the Bible. When God’s Word speaks of having wisdom, it is referring to the wisdom that comes from by means of the Word itself!
Psalm 37:30 says, “The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
Jesus said this: “A good [righteous] man out of the good [righteous] treasure of his heart brings forth good [righteous] things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” (Matthew 12:35)
Psalm 49:3 says, “My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall bring understanding.” So, what exactly are you meditating on?
Now we know that we must gain wisdom through the Word of God – which will bring about understanding.
Take a look at this verse with me:
Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.” NKJV
But let us now look at the way the NTL presents this particular verse: “The Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey His commandments will grow in wisdom.”
Notice that in building our lives and our homes, we need to have a solid foundation. That foundation must be established upon the wisdom of God’s Word as well as obeying His commands.
The entire book of Ecclesiastes is based on this particular statement:
“Fear God and obey His commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Now that we have established the fact that we gain wisdom in our home when our house is established on the Word of God, it’s time to start building our homes sisters!