Proverbs 24:3-4 – By Wisdom a House is Built

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 45:11‐ 48:11, Ephesians 4:1‐16, Psalm 68:19‐35, Proverbs 24:3‐4

Context: The fear (humble reverence) of the Lords is the beginning and the end of wisdom.  Proverbs  are principles and not promises.

Proverbs 24:3-4 – By wisdom a house is built,
 and by understanding it is established;

by knowledge the rooms are filled
 with all precious and pleasant riches.


  • Wisdom,  understanding and knowledge
    • Build, establish and fill a house

It is easy to be deceived by the world into thinking that we should focus on temporal things as we lead our families.  Rebecca and I wrote these verses on the slab of our home as we were building.  We have prayed them over our home multiple times.  A friend of ours framed these verses and we hung them in our guest room.  We pray that we will truly build our family on wisdom, understanding and knowledge.

Apply: I have been challenged to spend one hour a week, one day a month and one week a year in personal evaluation.  I must make adjustments when I am not building my home on wisdom.

What are you building your house on?


3 thoughts on “Proverbs 24:3-4 – By Wisdom a House is Built

    • Travis –

      The one day / week long evaulations have to happen for me on vacation. I enjoy spending real time talking with God and Rebecca about current and future direction.

      The shorter times of evaluation happen each day during my quite time, while I mow each week, and a monthly intentional look at my callendar. I want to make sure my time is going to the right things.

      Do you have specific quetsions about them?

      • Thanks Sam, no specific questions. I remember us talking about this during Summer 2010. I still remember our conversation.

        Being blessed by your blog, thanks!

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