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.’
What do you picture when you read the words rare and beautiful treasures? Maybe precious stones of varying colours. Maybe gold items intricately designed. Do you picture kind words? With these words, do you imagine a full stomach and a warm bed to sleep on?
Things that are rare and beautiful to one person aren’t necessarily so to another. Perhaps it is by being wise, understanding and knowledgeable that we are able to build a house and turn it into a home, physically speaking. Or perhaps it is through these qualities that we are able to learn and earn enough to employ someone to do such a thing for us.
Perhaps it is through God’s leading that we are able to build up a home for our family. We can provide a place that is loving and supportive without it necessarily being an extravagant building. Our children feel safe in their home because we understand and tend to their needs. The rooms in the house show signs of a loving family, also of one that has its needs met. The beautiful treasures are happy memories as well as healthy children.
Rare and Beautiful Treasures
There are many rare and beautiful treasures that we can have without being wealthy Christians. If we show God’s love and understanding to our family and to those we meet, then we are sharing the most beautiful and rare of treasures.
Don’t be tricked into thinking that it is only through finances that someone is able to be introduced to the most rare and beautiful treasures life has to offer. Although we can use wealth to reach many for Christ, we can do this first and foremost through loving and encouraging others. Don’t limit your impact to what you can only see being done through finances.
Money tip: You cannot lose on an exponential increase. If you put money into a savings account, this earns interest. Once this is earned, the interest earns its own interest. You can’t lose!