Sunday Stillness – By wisdom a house is built
For the past month I have been reading a Proverbs a day with an online Facebook group. This exercise proved to be a great discipline. Reading through each Proverb I would see where God led me. On day 24 I read this verse.
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established (Proverbs 24:3, NIV)
Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation] (Proverbs 24:3, Amplified Bible)
In my journal I had sketched a picture to remind me of this Proverb.
As we can see from the Amplified Bible, house can mean your life, your family, your home. So taking a look at my life I know that I need to continue to grow by reading the Bible, following discussions and listening to God. I believe I am filling my mind with knowledge that will become beautiful treasures. I find even now I am using Bible verses to encourage others.
We started a Bible study back in Haliburton, using my SIMPLE Method of Bible study. For the past two weeks we studied a verse a week.
I shouldn’t be amazed but I am – how God can use the same verse to say different things to each of us.
We discuss the questions that come into our mind, and then we each take a time of quiet prayer to talk to God and most importantly to listen to Him. Then we come back and whoever wants to share what they heard, may.
If you are interested these are the two Scriptures we used:
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.
Lord, thank You so much for the power of Your Word. Every time I read a verse and study it – really study it, You bring so much into my mind. You can convict, inspire, lead and guide us through Your Word. Thanks for this marvelous discipline of studying the Bible. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
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