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Build Your House Correctly

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.”

– 1 Corinthians 3:10

Yesterday, we shared a biblical principle from the story “The Three Little Pigs.” The lesson we gleaned is to prepare for the storms of life and let the Lord help build our house so that when the storms come, you can say tough times never last, but tough people do. 

We can also learn from this story that if you build your house correctly, it won’t scare away evil; it will destroy it! Doesn’t it feel good to know that because you’re ready, you’re not just going to survive; you’re going to devour the enemy? That should empower you, knowing you’re going to heal some bodies, correct some situations, bring order to areas of confusion, and bring the power of God’s healing presence and provision to anyone who needs it. It’s important to note that the brother who built the brick house saved more than just himself; he saved those who were unprepared. In this role, he became the leader. 

Friend, in addition, we learn that God’s wisdom and way were evident in the brother who built correctly, he relied on God’s provision. The most important thing you can do in life is to build your house one brick at a time. Although finances are important, life isn’t just about money. It’s not just about your relationships, even if they are vital. The greatest treasure in life is not what you get but who you become. Discipleship is the biblical old-fashioned word for it. I am speaking of who we become because we devote our lives to God, uplifting books, character-shaping disciplines, thinking, attitudes, skills, and philosophies. This may not be who you are today, but it is who God would have you become.

Prayer


Father, thank you for empowering us to build correctly and defeat our enemies.

Reflection


Who are you becoming as a result of your devotion to God and the character-shaping disciplines, thinking, and attitudes?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. That is an interesting question? I have always enjoyed the Prophet Elijah and what he did in his day, kind of in hiding and bring down fire from the heavens to lite the wet wood. But when I looked for the story about Elijah, I took a guess where to find it, and opened up to the book of 2nd Kings chapter 22, and I found king Josiah who did that what was right in the sight of the Lord. So if that is a kind of answer to me, I know I’m not popular and known as a king, but had many fire related experiences in my life. So I think only time will truly answer this question, and wait to see what the will of the Lord has for me to do next, because I know He is bring me out of my everyday life style, and into another, as I reach retirement on May 13 2024, for me tough times will become easier with the joining of a pension plan, if I keep working? Thanks be to God, The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Amen.

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