How well do you know the opposing person in your conflict?
Once our house is built, it is time to furnish it. Solomon concluded: “Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures” (Proverbs 24:4). Knowledge is the connection of the innermost part of two or more persons through the Spirit of God. Consequently, knowledge is not merely information; rather, it is intimacy, an experiential connection with others. In essence knowledge is a bridge we can cross to connect with the heart of another. Therefore, The House of Leadership is primarily about developing wise relationships.
The rooms refer to the inside of a house that is imagery for any collection of relationships assembled to achieve a common goal — whether the association be in marriage, family, ministry, or the marketplace. Those relationships comprise rare and beautiful treasures in our hearts, the only riches on earth that will last for eternity. As a result, we must pursue relationship over remuneration in every association. If we don’t, we build walls rather than bridges.
What walls need to come down in order for you to build a bridge? Ask the Holy Spirit to remove any sin of pride in you and help you connect with the heart and motives of your counterpart in your conflict. Make it your goal to restore the relationship. Pray that God will give you another rare and beautiful treasure for eternity.