Proverbs 24:3–4 (ESV) – By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; 4 by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
God’s plan for building a home does not align with the world’s values or ways.
The Lord calls His people to build their homes and their lives on His wisdom and for His glory.
This life will not lead to the riches the world values, but His riches will never fade away.
The way we build our homes and lives reveals what our hearts truly treasure.
Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19–21)
If we follow the world’s ways, the size of our homes is the measure of our success. We will be perceived as ultra-successful if our lives are packed with all the accessories of earthly pleasure.
If we allow the world to determine our values, we will buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have. We will sacrifice time with our family and time with God’s people to climb the corporate ladder and make that extra buck. We will ignore wisdom of God to pursue the applause and acceptance of men. And while we waste our lives chasing earthly riches, we will one day see Jesus and realize how poor we truly are.
A.W. Tozer once said to his close friend, Leonard Ravenhill, “We’ll hardly get our feet out of time into eternity and gaze on eternity that we bow our heads in shame and humiliation and say: ‘My God, look at all the richest there were in Jesus Christ and I come to the judgment seat almost a pauper.’”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please help me to build our home on your wisdom and for your glory. And lead our church family to always crave the riches of heaven.
In Jesus Name, Amen.