Proverbs 24 – Precious and Pleasant Riches

family-002By wisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.

Clearly the wisdom referred to here is that which is gained from knowledge of the Lord through His word.  Through studying God’s word, one gains the understanding to avoid building “on the sand” (Matthew 7:24-27).    God has given us the plans for the architecture, the answers to the important questions of life – how to live one’s life, how to treat our husbands and wives, how to raise our children, and how to love one another.  Knowledge and application of all these things will surely fill our homes with precious and pleasant riches; and such knowledge is therefore, by example and instruction, passed down to our children and their children, even though they dwell in a wicked world.  These rooms are a more precious gift for our heirs than any worldly wealth.

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/Bob’s boy
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