“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” (Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV)
I have a few treasures in my house: pieces of furniture that tell stories of past generations and mementos that remind me of moments I’ve experienced in this generation. But of course, these are just things. They are items made of wood or porcelain or paper. They have value to me because they remind me of relationships and lives and experiences, but in the end, the objects themselves have no eternal value.
As the keeper of our home, my mission and calling is to fill it with true treasures: rare and beautiful pieces that will endure forever. But it is not up to me to decide what those treasures are; God has already established them.
Oh mamas, may our homes be filled with the kind of treasures God assigns value to in His Word.
Thank You for the wisdom you give us in Your Word.
Thank you for the truths and guidance about parenting that You, the Perfect Parent, graciously share with us.
Help us to glean knowledge and understanding from Your Word so that our homes may truly be filled with treasures.
By knowledge and understanding, help us fill our homes with words and actions that build our families’ spirits up, rather than crush them.
By knowledge and understanding, help us fill our homes with patience that reflects your glory.
By knowledge and understanding, help us fill our homes with faithfulness and good gifts that speak the language of love. Help us fill our homes with input that reflects Your truth as we leave the outcome to you.
And by knowledge and understanding, help us fill our homes with the true freedom that comes from observing your lovingly laid boundaries.
In the name of Jesus, the One and Only, Amen.
(Based on Proverbs 18-24)