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“Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; . . .” (Psalm 127:1, NKJV)


Recently I was blessed to attend a house dedication. The family that occupied the new home invited friends, family, co-workers and various members of their church to share in their wonderful new blessing.

While there, I overheard one of the persons in attendance commenting on how well constructed the house was. After the compliment the person asked the question, “who was your builder?” Immediately my thoughts went to this passage of scripture, “Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; . . .”

You see, too often we measure the beauty and value a house by the size, design, cost, appearance and furnishings. Yet, what really makes a house a home is when God resides within it. When the peace and the presence of God rest within a home, that home is a thing of beauty.

1. Is God the “builder” of your house?

2. Have you contracted with God to build your life, your relationships, your finances, soul and spirit?

3. Is the house of your life settled on the foundation of God’s love, peace and joy?

I will ask the same question that the gentleman asked that couple at the house dedication, “Who is your builder?” Have you allowed God to build your house? Have you invited Jesus in and made Him welcomed in your home? Remember, unless the Lord builds the house, all the labor in lawn care, furnishings and design are simply laboring in vain. WHO’S YOUR BUILDER?

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