Proverbs 24:3-4, "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."
In the classic children's story, The Three Little Pigs, the first built his house with straw, the second built his house with sticks, and the third and wisest pig built his house with rock. When the big bad wolf came, the third pig's home was the only one strong enough to withstand the attack. We can learn a lot from this simple tale. The bottom line: God must be our "rock," the foundation of our home.
If a family builds the structure of their union on God's wisdom and establishes their relationships with understanding, the knowledge of God will prevail and create an unshakeable fortress. Jesus is the rock, the anchor on which all true success is found. When our homes are rooted in Him, it carries over into every aspect of our lives.
By putting our trust in God, we are secure and can rest easy that nothing can "huff and puff and blow our house down." Storms may come, but Jesus is our ultimate shelter. So, no matter what background we come from, as children of the King, we are a part of something much greater than any single dwelling - we have an all-access pass to know Christ personally, which fills our lives with "rare and beautiful treasures." Have you built your home on Jesus, the solid Rock?
Lord, Thank You for being the solid foundation for my life. Today I choose to look to Your word for the blueprints. When things get hard, and storms hit, help me to keep my eyes on You. In Jesus' name, Amen.