“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3-4
There’s a balloon lady that sits on a shelf in my house, but it’s not the first shelf, or home, she’s been placed in. Passed down through family, she has a touch of nostalgic charm that reminds me of all things innocent and childlike. Before I knew some things had more value than other, or some people would mean more to me than most.
The people that mark our hearts the most may have already passed from this place. Others surround us now. There are still more we have yet to meet. God places people purposefully in our lives, and that’s what today’s verse aims to tell us. (Thankfully!!!…these thirty sayings have been weighing me down the last few posts!)
“The positive benefits of wisdom, understanding and knowledge may be the literal furnishings of the house, or symbolically the character and relationships that fill out the family who live there.”-Zondervan Bible Commentary
When we’re growing up, dreaming of the family we might have one day, God is beginning to prepare our hearts for those people and those days. In this life or the next, God has big plans and specific agendas for each of our lives. Including our family …and our friends.
This verse motivates our hearts to seek wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. Who doesn’t want to fill their rooms with “rare and beautiful treasures?!” Especially after the last few #jammed devos! Yes! How do I do this? Show me the way!
There is only one way to accumulate wisdom, understanding, and knowledge …Jesus. He is the only Way to the Father …to Love …and to Life. Time in conversation with Him and in reading His Word will illuminate the lights He places around us. #friendship
One day someone else’s eyes will gaze upon our earthly treasures. What will they see?
Father, Praise You for Your house with many rooms. Thank You for Jesus, so that we may all come and live with You in heaven someday. We confess that we do not always focus on the Way, but instead yield to our way. Bless us with Your Holy Spirit to remind us of Your Way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
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