We learn here that by wisdom one builds, establishes, and fills a house with precious and pleasant riches. However, even more significantly, it applies to the incalculable blessing of a loving, stable family life that can only come by wisdom.
A wise man is strong in ways that go beyond human strength. Wise knowledge increases power.
Times of distress will test a person’s character. If a person is slack in difficult times, he proves his limited strength of character. But if he is always inquiring of the Lord, he proves himself to be rich in wisdom and strength.
I want to share the lyrics of a song with you today. This song is by Matthew Boswell. I believe it is appropriate for this chapter.
“Christ the sure and steady anchor, In the fury of the storm; When the winds of doubt blow through me,
And my sails have all been torn. In the suffering, in the sorrow, When my sinking hopes are few; I will hold fast to the anchor, It will never be removed. Christ the sure and steady anchor, While the tempest rages on; When temptation claims the battle, And it seems the night has won. Deeper still then goes the anchor, Though I justly stand accused; I will hold fast to the anchor, It shall never be removed. Christ the sure and steady anchor, Through the floods of unbelief; Hopeless somehow, O my soul, now, Lift your eyes to Calvary. This my ballast of assurance, See his love forever proved. I will hold fast to the anchor, It shall never be removed. Christ the sure and steady anchor, As we face the wave of death; When these trials give way to glory, As we draw our final breath. We will cross that great horizon, Clouds behind and life secure; And the calm will be the better, For the storms that we endure. Christ the sure of our salvation, Ever faithful, ever true! We will hold fast to the anchor, It shall never be removed.”