Rare and Beautiful Treasure

In Proverbs 24: 3-4, we read that “through wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”

We host a big Christmas party for all the graduate students last night. So many of them come to find me in the kitchen. They say, “Thank you for opening your home to us!” I remember how, years ago, I worried about my old carpets, my outdated and damaged furniture, and my mismatched plates. I wanted a beautiful home, filled with all kinds of beautiful things. I wanted treasures.

But last night, with all the people filling my living room and caroling, I remember that the “rare and beautiful treasures” are people. People filled every room, and they were more precious than all the gold in the world.

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