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Builder Of Everything

February 23, 2020
by John Stuart   —   Audio controls are below the devotional to listen to this devotional or to hymn music while you read

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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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you.


    Thanks, John for these encouraging thoughts.


    Thanks, John, for this reminder of God’s love of building our lives for our eternal good. Blessings.


    Dear John,
    Thank you for a different insight of God as the builder of our spirits. May many blessings come your way.


    Dear John,
    I appreciate your devotion, and the time and thoughtfulness to write it.
    Be blessed.


    This seems a perfect devotional to me! I can just see the apostle Paul applauding loudly as it appears today. Gentle, wise, full of mercy, grace and wisdom. I shall not forget reading it. Moreover, I am going to clip and save it. Blessings on your today.


    Greetings John,
    Thank you for this morning’s devotional as a good reminder to be thankful for each creation our Lord God has made. He truly is the “builder of everything” and deserves our constant honour and praise of Him.
    Blessings for your thoughtful writings.
    (B.C.)

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