Is the foundation of your life the rubble of foolishness or the firm foundation of wisdom?
After we humble our hearts to God, He lays our foundation. Left to ourselves, our foundation is foolishness, a progressive hardening of our hearts from wet cement to cured concrete in direct opposition to God. We deceive ourselves into believing that our foolishness represents a solid foundation when in reality it is quite brittle.
We begin as simple fools, progressing to stupid, then stubborn, followed by scorning, and finally secular — a journey from gullible to godless. However, Solomon communicated: “By wisdom a house is built” (Proverbs 24:3a). House, bayith in Hebrew, refers to any organization or movement. The foundation is where the vertical intersects with the horizontal — the definition of wisdom: God’s heart (vertical) intersecting with street smarts (horizontal). Wisdom helps us apply our vertical relationship with God to our horizontal relationships and circumstances.
The Jews’ ultimate name for God was Wisdom. The apostle Paul defined the wisdom of God not as a principle, but as a person — Christ (see 1 Corinthians 1:24). He went on to define Christ as the only foundation (see 1 Corinthians 3:11). This was not a new idea. Proverbs, the book of wisdom, described the pre-incarnate Christ as the wisdom of God (see Proverbs 8:22-31). When we exchange foolishness for wisdom as the foundation of our lives, God begins to transform the rubble of our foolish failures into triumph in Christ.
Begin a plan to read a chapter in Proverbs each day, correlating with the date of the month. Before you read, ask God to reveal the wisdom of Christ to you. Apply one verse from your daily reading to your calendar, seeing your entire day through its lens.