There is more to a house that its size or beauty. It is an odd truth today that though our families have decreased in size, the square footage of our homes has increased dramatically. The “great room” in some modern homes is larger than the entire house I grew up in, and some of today’s walk-in closets are larger than the bedrooms of old.
Despite all this luxury, we don’t seem to be any happier. Wealth can bring comfort but not happiness. There is more to a home than the building itself. The Book of Proverbs speaks to this:
- Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife (Proverbs 17:1).
- The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin (Proverbs 15:6).
- Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. (Proverbs 25:24).
That last one may get me in trouble, but I’m sure women can adapt it for their use as well.
The commercial below develops the theme that a house is more than just the building. There are many things that make a home appealing beyond its size or the brick and mortar that compose it.