Summary: You may not realize it –but you are in the construction business. You are building and constructing your home and the lives of your children whether you realize it or not. The question is how are you constructing them!?
If you take inventory of your home-life right now and don’t like what you see – the good news is that – with the help of the Holy Spirit – and literally one Word from God – you can begin to remodel your home right now!
Look with me at my text today – only two verses of Scripture to begin 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 your blueprint for victorious Christian Living!
Life changes. Our marriages change. Our children change. Everything is in the flux of change. Even our bodies change – as much as we hate to admit it.
I was reading recently of the four stages of life. They are simply:
What type of structure are you building with your life and what do people see when they look at the construction?
What is wisdom? Wisdom is discretion; judgment.
For example, here are some great thoughts of wisdom:
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticize them, you’re a mile away and you will have their shoes.
Or, how about this: If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
Wisdom in the Hebrew: chokmah – which means ‘skill, shrewdness, prudence.’
What does it mean to wisely build your home?
Proverbs 14:1 says “Every wise woman builds her house…”
What is it that you are to be wise of? The word ‘wisdom’ is used over 200 times in the KJV of the Bible. When God’s Word speaks of having wisdom – it is referring to wisdom that comes from the Word itself!
Psalm 37:30 “The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
Jesus put it this way: “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 “My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall bring understanding.” So, what are you mediating on?
So, we must gain wisdom through the Word of God – which will bring understanding of the Word of God.
Look at this verse with me.
Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.” [NKJV]
But let’s look at how the NTL presents this verse: “[The] Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey His commandments will grow in wisdom.”
Notice – in constructing our lives – and our homes, we need a solid foundation. That foundation must be established on the wisdom of God’s Word and obeying His commands.
The entire book of Ecclesiastes is wrapped up with this statement:
“Here now is my final conclusion: 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]
So – we have established this fact – we gain wisdom in our home – when our home is established on the Word of God.