To Build

October 24, 2010 Donna New

Through skillful and godly wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation]. And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3, 4.

Daniel 1:17 As for these four youths God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all [kinds of] visions and dreams.

“These four youths” are Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel. They built their lives on wisdom and because they did they were established on a sound and good foundation. They, in wisdom, chose God’s diet over the Babylonian king’s diet. It made them healthier and won the respect of those above them. Daniel read the kings dream at a critical time to the country. Shad, Mesh and Abed were thrown into the fiery furnace but came out not even smelling like smoke.

They had knowledge that filled the chambers of their lives with precious and pleasant riches. Today our battles are not fiery furnaces or reading dreams for kings. But we have our lives and the battles of fear, anger, questions in our mind that can be won by the knowledge of God’s word. And we have homes that we decorate with God’s word…maybe literally maybe by speaking to others what is in the chambers of our hearts. We have families that we can use God’s wisdom in praying for them.

Precious riches are verses like Lamentations 3:22,23 “…His mercies never end, they are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” And like Proverbs 24:6 “…victory comes with many counselors.” And such as Matthew 22:37 “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind..” Our God is merciful and has pity on us. And His advice to us is get advice from those who are ahead of us in Him. And He longs for us to love Him with all our heart. There are all kinds of riches. We just have to dig and find them.

A woman can tear her house down. Or she can build it with God’s wisdom, understanding and knowledge. I pray the chambers of my heart and my mind and my soul will be filled with precious and pleasant riches. And I pray that the riches in me will overflow to those around me.


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