“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”

Proverbs 24:3

Whether we want to believe it or not, we are all involved in a building program. The things we say, the action we take and the thoughts that we believe all go into the pot to shape the house that we are constructing. A new year brings with it a new chance to “remodel” our house if we don’t like the way it looks.

What type of structure are you building with your life and what do people see when they look at the construction? The fact of the matter is that we should always be building something spiritually and God has established a way for us to insure that something new is always taking place for us.

Our scripture today says that “through wisdom a house is built”. Eccl 9:18 tells us that wisdom is better than weapons of war. Wisdom was there at the beginning of it all…through wisdom God founded the earth. Many people start building before they are ready which is not wise. Wisdom discerns when we are ready, it’s the “principal thing”; it’s better than all the things that you could compare to it.

Through wisdom a house is built, it takes time, it’s not prefab, its board attached to board, brick laid upon brick, line upon line, precept upon precept. It’s valuable, where do we get it?

Through wisdom and discretion and good judgment you come to know who the Lord is. Then you accept Him into your life. Maybe you’re a bit hesitant at first but after you begin to under- stand more about Him, you want to be closer and He moves closer to you. You begin to estab- lish a personal relationship. Your desires start to change as do your habits and all you want are more and more facts about this one you now call Savior. As your knowledge increases, His precious and pleasant promises begin to fill and fulfill your life.

So what type of house are you building this morning? Are you going after God’s mind, His heart and His purposes? We all have the unique opportunity today to have a personal relationship with this Grand Architect and Designer. That relationship is the key to building a well-estab- lished, treasure-filled house.

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Garment of Praise

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