We are building a house and they are pouring 10 ft high concrete walls around 3 sides of the basement. That’s over a 1000sqft of concrete that we can etch on each side (inside and outside). Since the outside will be backfilled with dirt, no one will ever see it, but we will know that it is there. I thought that some home blessing scriptures would be awesome for us as a family to write into the walls after they have gone up but before it is filled in.
Feel free to comment with any that you think would be nice to add.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’
And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune.
The Lord‘s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel!
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents,
“Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will not forsake my people Israel.”
Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”
If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.