3By wisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
4by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.
By wisdom a house is built. How many people who have a lavish house have no real home life and conversely how many very modest domiciles are the envy of others because of the peace and love in it? The difference is the wisdom with which it is built and that wisdom is the fear of God ((1:7)
So, there are rich and poor who have enviable homes. There are rich and poor whose homes are places of anxiety, terror, lovelessness. The difference is the wisdom that begins with the fear of God.
What a reminder to us to chase after what is really important. People chase after money believing that their problems are monetary. Money will pay the bills but I would rather struggle to get them paid than have no financial woes and be plagued by lack of peace, lack of satisfaction and most of all, lack of Him.
Wisdom is often a reference to Christ in the Book of Proverbs. By Christ a house is built.
Today, take stock of your own family life. Is it built on faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to Him? Is the Word of God read in it and is it marked by prayer? It can be. He is here and He will hear you and receive you.