The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
via Proverbs 15 KJV;CJB – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but – Bible Gateway.
The home of the righteous.
Is a home the same as a house?
I suppose for the context of the Text it is but the word is home and home does paint a different color on the walls of our mind, doesn’t it? The home is painted in shades of warmth, a glow that invites. And house could be shades of warmth but it might just as easily be cold and unfamiliar, but then the Text does say the home of the righteous. And that for sure would be colors of warmth, acceptance, love, comfort, peace, joy, and refuge, … . And such a home is what? A storehouse of treasure.
1. a building in which things are stored; warehouse. 2. a repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge. via storehouse – definition of storehouse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..
A source of abundant supplies.
The home of the righteous is a source of abundant supplies.
What is supplied abundantly in the home of the righteous?
Well, whatever it is it is a treasure; the LORD says so!
Treasure: 2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued via treasure – definition of treasure by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..
How much highly prizing and valuing is going on in our domiciles?
What are our treasures? Perhaps identifying our treasures will confirm to us whether our residences are homes or houses and whether they are righteous or wicked.
Righteous or wicked? That’s blunt!
This I know. Positionally, this home is righteous based solely on the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST imparted here by faith. In practice, this home needs some improvement and Proverbs 15:6 is helping!
Blessings my Friends on this 7th day of 2014.