Proverbs 24:3

3 It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;

Proverbs 24:3 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom is a house builded
A family is built up, furnished and supplied with the necessaries and conveniences of life, and brought into flourishing and prosperous circumstances, by wise and prudent management, by diligence and industry, through the blessing of God upon them, without taking such methods as evil men do. The house of God, the church of the living God, is built by Wisdom, that is, by Christ; on a good foundation, a rock, upon himself, against which the gates of hell can never prevail; see ( Proverbs 9:1 ) . Every good man's house, himself, his soul, and the eternal salvation of it, are built on the same; and he is a wise man that builds his house through wisdom; that builds on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the one and only foundation which God has laid, which is Jesus Christ; and by understanding it is established;
the prosperity of a man's family is continued and secured by his prudent conduct. The church of God is established by Christ, who is understanding as well as wisdom; see ( Proverbs 8:14 ) ( Psalms 87:5 ) ; and every true believer is established in Christ, and in the faith of him; and that as he has more and more an understanding of him and of divine things.

Proverbs 24:3 In-Context

1 Don't envy bad people; don't even want to be around them.
2 All they think about is causing a disturbance; all they talk about is making trouble.
3 It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation;
4 It takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.
5 It's better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day.
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