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Matthew 7:24-27; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 29:11; Proverbs 1:20; 1 Kings 5:12; James 1:5

Building a Meaningful Life
Darick Wong

What is a meaningful life?
5Bs (previously 5Cs)
We spend years of our life pursuing all these!

Matthew 7:24-27
Build it like a foolish or a wise man?
Build it like a wise man
Ecclesiastes 3
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
King Solomon, man of wise and with wealth and fortune, "There is a time for everything."

Our time on earth is a mixture of joy, sorrow, harmony and conflicts, highs and lows, excitements and disappointments

Each has its own proper moment and also have to endure the moments of limitation.
No permanent state of affairs exists in this world

Hence the more we need to build it right like a wise man! We need Godly wisdom.

Godly Wisdom – Chokmah (Khonk Mah) Hebrew Word. Comes from the root of the verb “Chakam” in Hebrew which means “to be wise” or “to act wisely”

Having Godly wisdom means that we are able to act wisely or to be wise

Quality of a wise Men and Women
1. They listened (Proverbs 1:5)
2. They take inputs (Proverbs 9:9)
3. They fear God (Proverbs 14:16)
4. They don’t react, they communicate (Proverbs 15:2)
5. They have self control (Proverbs 29:11)

Having such quality, why wouldn't we able to build our life to be more like Christ? So how can we get the wisdom?
Proverbs 1:20
1 Kings 5:12a
James 1:5

Can we capture God’s wisdom when God gives it to you?

Parable of the sower
2 most important elements in this story
When the seed falls on a ready soil – God’s word capture on a ready hearts
If the seeds (God’s Word) falls on the right and ready soil (our hearts) will only then can it grow to have the right meaningful life.
When God’s word grows, watch how much you will grow. Lets all be a wise builder with God’s wisdom!

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