This is the day that the Lord has made...

This is the day that the Lord has made...

Monday, March 28, 2011

How well is your house 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

King Solomon was a mighty, rich and powerful ruler of Israel whose transformative vision and unmatched relationship with the Lord led to his writing of the book of Proverbs and 2 other books of the Bible.  He wrote the book of Proverbs to share his spiritual understanding of leadership, decision making and, in general, how to live a God-fearing life.

As followers of Jesus, and in relationship with Holy Spirit, it is of utmost importance for us to develop the wisdom necessary to decipher the clues, communications and signs that are given us as our lives our led under the direction of the Holy Spirit. As Solomon says here, wisdom is what gives us refuge, safety, protection, comfort. 

I've struggled with understanding "wisdom" for a while, and, only recently, have come to a conclusion regarding this "wisdom". This type of wisdom is imparted to us through the Holy Spirit, as a result of our understanding the principles of the Scriptures and Jesus' teachings, and our use of the knowledge gleaned through life experience as a believer. 

This "wisdom" can't be learned in a book or bought for a price.  No, it is the result of a commitment to Christ and living according to His laws.  King Solomon knew these Heavenly principles, lived them, and, in time, wrote them down to share with the generations who would follow him.  Because of his wisdom, we now have a "User's Guide" for this life on Earth, a reference manual if you will, to give us help in our understanding of the Lord's ways.

"Faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the word of Christ" (Rom 10:17)  As we study Scripture, learn the principles of Christ and apply them to our daily lives, we build our faith in His ways.  As our faith grows, our ability to trust in these principles grows and strengthens.  As our trust builds and our decisions in life get bigger, and consequently better, our life becomes enriched.  After enough time studying the principles, building our faith, making decisions based on our understanding...we come to that place of wisdom.  Wisdom is the end result of life well-lived in studying, learning and living the principles of Lord.

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you."  Matt 6:33

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