Wisdom House

Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.


I’ve built houses based on my own good

single-handedly I’ve made a self-righteous neighborhood

looking great to others but inside dead

manifested by actions and not what I said


I’ve built houses of guilt and shame

sad shacks stacked with personal blame

feeling bad for the righteousness gone

but wallowing in self-pity still not moving on


All the houses I’ve built have never stood

whether guilt based or my own supposed good

the wind and rain destroyed my stand

just a foolish boy crying on the sand


But God let this house be wisdom built

let it not be based on my good or my guilt

let the winds and rain come and knock

and let them find that this wisdom house was built on the rock