Wednesday, February 9, 2011

By Wisdom a House is Built...

"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).

Let's be clear about something. I am not a builder. Well, that's not true. I can build a pretty awesome house. OK, that's with my son's Lincoln Logs. So I'm not the handiest guy out that there. And that's pretty important to know.

In order for anything to be built, it takes wisdom, which is defined in this context by the word "skill." One can't just run ahead an begin to build without skill or wisdom, without disaster being the result. You've got to have some "know how." Then, that "house" is established, faithful to continue through understanding (able to see both sides, to reason out not just "how" but "why"). It is then knowledge (being aware, clever, cunning) that fill the rooms, accomplishes and furnishes them with more than enough of all God has intended.

Have you ever wondered why some things just seem to work out better for certain people? What we need more of, is not just a better strategy, but a better attentiveness to the wisdom of God. As we seek His wisdom, the dream is built. As we depend up Him for understanding, we will be able to discern, and with diligence, continue through ever obstacle. And by being constantly and dependently aware, we will see God furnish and accomplish everything He desires for our lives - no matter how small or how big!

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