Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
One of our main focuses in our marriages is usually coming together and building a home and life together. We need to make sure it is built on the firm foundation of Jesus and then we also want it established so we may stand the trials and tribulations that may come during our journey. So wisdom builds the house and understanding establishes it, but how do we know if we have those things?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Without the fear of the Lord, it is impossible to have true wisdom. We must know the attributes of holiness to have understanding. This should be the place where we begin to build and establish our marriage. God has equipped us with all of the answers. It is our jobs to seek them out! This might seem overwhelming or difficult, but it is much easier than disputing everything in our own flesh. The enemy wants us to filter all of our conflicts through the frustrations, experiences, and traumas of our past, but Jesus wants us to filter them through His word. Jesus gave us power to overcome by the cross. He sent us the Holy Spirit that we will never be alone in making any decision. All we have to do is pray, seek God’s word, and let the Holy Spirit Guide us.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
We need to be truthful and merciful with our spouse just as God is with us. This will not only give us understanding and favor with our spouse, but also with God! As we acknowledge God in every circumstance, He will be sure to show us how to respond. We must stay humble and avoid sinning in our anger and we will have good health and a healthy life source that will fight off the toxic enemy in times of trouble.
Father, we thank you that Your word provides us with all of the answers. Forgive us for being lazy and doubtful. We want to be diligent in seeking answers from Your word and trusting to believe that Your promises are true for even our own lives. Help us overcome our issues to build and establish our homes for Your Kingdom. We want our marriages to give Your name Glory. We want to be an example of Your word so that our children and those around us may be impacted by Your presence. We want our marriages to be strong and victorious through every season we face. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!