The "Wisdom" House
Proverbs 24:3-4 reads "Wisdom is required to build a house; understanding is necessary to make it secure.
Knowledge is needed to furnish all the rooms and fill them with beautiful treasures."
As God instructed Solomon on how to build a “HOUSE” for the Lord, he completed it with great success. Solomon now shares his insight and wisdom with the ‘readers and doers’ of Proverbs on how to build a house worthy of God’s habitation.
He realizes after much failure and heartache that it truly takes wisdom and understanding to build something of that stature.
Wisdom is the framework. This is what they call the “bones”
of the house. If you have bad bones, the house will not stand, no matter how pretty it looks. Wisdom makes the best material to withstand the storms of this life. All hurricanes, tsunamis and tornadoes do not stand a chance as wisdom confronts them on every
side. Although the enemy will blow and huff and puff, the frame of wisdom is solid and it won’t go down. In Proverbs 4:7 it states, “Wisdom is the principal (fundamental) thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting (attainment,
realization), get understanding (interpretation, comprehension)”. By wisdom, the worlds were framed. And if God can use wisdom to frame the worlds, then surely it will work for the “wisdom house” in you.
Understanding is the foundation. This is what holds the framework up. Interpretation and comprehension makes sure the frame of wisdom stands. It has to be solid and strong. As it states in 1 Corinthians 3:11, “For no other foundation
can anyone lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus.” What a sure foundation!
The very pillars of the foundation of understanding give rise to the fruit of the Spirit. Notice they are underground, hidden where they
can’t be seen by the naked eye. But God knows! They are shown by the life of the believer submitted to the Lordship of Christ. The house then “houses” the pleasant and precious riches Solomon talks about, the Glory of Our God. This
is the knowledge of HIS GLORY in the house made evident by the fruit of HIS Spirit shown through the believer's life! What a well furnished house?!
Please view the drawing
of the Wisdom House and determine today what type of house you want to build for the Lord.