Hebrews 3:4 – For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (NIV)
Recently, I watched my grandson playing with some blocks. He was cheerfully building a tower by piling each brick one on top of the other. At some point, the tower became unstable, and he laughed loudly as the blocks tumbled down. He would then start again to build another tower with the same outcome.
I think that the urge to build something is a divine hallmark within all of us. Our world is full of many structures that people have built throughout the centuries. The greatest landmarks that we have are all buildings, whether they be towers, castles, or even pyramids. We live to build, and we build in order to live.
God is the greatest builder that we know. He built the heavens and the earth, the majestic mountains, and the rolling seas. Our planet has been built over eons, initiated by God and built upon His Word. God also builds our lives through the work of Christ and the interaction of the Holy Spirit within us. God has built us to be His people, and He continually builds our spirits by filling us with faith, hope, and love.
Think about the plans that you have for your own life. Ask yourself, What is God building within me?
Prayer: Lord God, thank You for building everything, including our planet, our people, and our purposes. Encourage us to keep building what You have made within us. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
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