Being like Solomon…

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Everyone is familiar with FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE. Those three words goes  hand in hand and are often coupled together. I actually have a tattoo with those words along with symbols that symbolizes each word.  However, there is another trilogy of words that are also very spiritual. No I’m not talking about FATHER, SON, & HOLY GHOST, that trilogy tops all the rest.

I’m talking about WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, and KNOWLEDGE.  Three spiritual building blocks necessary for  to live a godly life.  Proverbs 24: 3-4 states, Through Wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established and by knowledge the rooms are filled with precious and pleasant riches. 

Although FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, & KNOWLEDGE is needed not only for spiritual growth, it is also needed for growth in marriages or relationships.  Mark 3: 25 states, And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.  I cannot stress how truth that is. I experienced the dangers of division within a household first hand during the trials of my marriage.  I thank God we are in a better place now, but it’s only because we learned to allow FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, & KNOWLEDGE into our lives.

As in the construction of a house, wisdom is needed in relationships. A relationship built on a sand foundation will surely crumble just as a house build with a sand foundation will not stand.

Understanding is needed in order for a relationship to flourish and a house to be kept.  It takes planning, effort, thought, skills, and insight to maintain a house and to maintain a relationship.  Both require non-stop maintenance….planning and work.

As for knowledge, the scriptures called for it to fill rooms with precious and pleasant riches that can easily be seen as a need to accumulate wealth.  Although the Bible warns about wealth, it has more to do with wealth consuming you than with you accumulating it. God created everything and He wants us to have everything, but the problems arise in the things we do to accumulate wealth and letting our wealth overtake us.  A house filled with valuable treasures not by greed, dishonesty, and avarice, but rather by wisdom, understanding, and knowledge  will prosper because they were obtained through honest work and labor. A relationship with wealth accumulated through greed and lies will not prosper. And no I’m not talking about houses, cars, jewelry, etc. I’m talking about honesty, openness, love, encouragement, etc.

All I’m saying is that without building anything on a solid foundation,  you are liable to sink! So, LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE! HAVE FAITH, FEEL FREE TO HOPE, & EMBRACE THE LOVE FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS BY USING WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, AND KNOWLEDGE !

“Marriage does not guarantee you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship, and faith in your relationship to make it last.”

-Unknown

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