Day 11

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Laying a Strong Foundation

By wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established. By knowledge

rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant wealth.

—Proverbs 24:3-4


When we build something, anything, we need to position it on a strong foundation. Certainly a house needs to be built on land that will support it. A marriage needs to be built on ideals and dreams and realities that will give the couple all they need to grow and strengthen each other. A business can't be built without a good business plan.

We're always building a new house in one sense because the body we live in houses who we are and provides the support we need to live and grow and change. We definitely need wisdom as we create blueprints for the life we hope God will honor and bless. Our greatest assets, then, our building blocks, must start with Jesus, the cornerstone of all that really matters.

As we branch out from there, steadying ourselves through prayer, digging into the Word for a stronger foundation, we're filled with wisdom and knowledge. The more we reach out to God to receive God's direction, the more God can clear the way for us and help us develop into the beings we are meant to become.

Only Christ can offer a foundation that is true. Build with wisdom on the rock that can support you forever.


Lord, thank you for guiding me and helping me grow in knowledge in the work I do. Help me then apply wise choices for the good of others. Amen.

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