Proverbs 24:3-6 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Everything needs a good foundation. Without a good base nothing can stand, everything will crumble and fall. This is a fundamental truth for a house, a business relationship, a family, or an individual. However, a foundation is not near enough.
Solomon has given us an outline for living a life that cannot be destroyed. We cannot afford to ignore this advice. For if we ignore any part of it, we fall prey to ignoring it all.
To begin with, our foundation must be on the unshakeable truths of God’s Word and His Son Jesus Christ. Prov. 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Our passage today begins with the statement, “Through wisdom is an house builded…” Our lives, families, churches, businesses, everything needs to be filtered through a Holy reverence of God and who He is.
Nevertheless, it is not enough to know of God and simply respect who He is. We must also establish ourselves in His Son Jesus Christ. Solomons said, “by understanding it is established:” You can build a house on a cement slab 20 feet thick, but if you don’t anchor to it, the first strong wind will blow that house off its foundation and destroy it. Marriages, business relationships, and many lives Have failed by knowing there is a God but refusing to commit and anchor to Him.
Once you have the foundation set, and your lives anchored to that foundation, you can now live in His love and peace. Enjoying the treasures God has prepared for His people. “And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” There may still be storms outside, but when we are anchored into Jesus, there is peace evermore.
What have you anchored your life to today? Is it your job? It could be gone this afternoon. Maybe for you it’s your bank account. Yet, your health could take all your finances and more in a few short days or hours. Build your life on the foundation of God’s truth, and anchor to His Son Jesus who said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life.” Real life for evermore is in Jesus.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Matthew 15 – 17 / Proverbs 24:3-6
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Isa. 1-4 / Eph. 1
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