Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (7th June, 2015)

Posted: June 7, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Devotional, Inspirational, Job, Leadership, Prayer, Quotes, Religion, Words Of Wisdom, Worship

June 07, 2015

ARE YOU BUILDING?

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Kings 5:1-5;6:37-7:1

Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

Solomon was a very wise man. One of the things wisdom made him do was to build his own house. I know that it contributed greatly to his success. A builder is a wise man. One of the secrets of success in this life is to decide to build your own house. If you already have a home, I will advise you to build another home.

There are two types of people. Those that accumulate wealth and those that spend their wealth. One group accumulates wealth wisely by building houses and investing in real estate. This group is often not outwardly impressive. The other group spends the wealth; generally having a good time. Such people impress everyone by flying all over the world, driving expensive cars and wearing designer clothing.

When all is said and done, the home builders often end up genuinely wealthy and capable of giving effortlessly to any worthy project. However, the “non-builders” who were not prepared to sacrifice to build, often end up broke. A building or property is a type of saving. It appreciates in value everyday. It represents the accumulation of all your wealth.

Many people are in a hurry to arrive at a place of success. Solomon was a determined man. He eventually completed his own house after thirteen long years. The key to building a house is wisdom. I believe that money is not the essential element to building a house. Wisdom is something you can ask for from God: James 1:5. You can build a house!

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