"Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." -- Psalm 127:1
My wife and I used to watch the HGTV program "Holmes on Homes". The stories of poor construction and careless contractors were repeated weekly. In response, Mike Holmes would come in with a team of skilled builders to save the day. The conclusion was always the same; every project should be done by a reputable and dependable builder.
Jesus spoke of our spiritual houses in Matthew 7:24-27 and the Psalmist called our attention to the best builder. We can hammer and saw away every day, but unless the LORD builds our spiritual house, all our work is in vain. We will have leaky pipes, rotten floors and faulty electric. The conclusion is simple; every spiritual building should have THE reputable and dependable Builder.
The process is just as basic as the program "Holmes on Homes". When we are ready to build, we need to seek the only One who knows how to build spiritual homes. Don't try to be the "Tool-man" and end up with a mess on your hands. Take your need to the Lord and ask for HIS plans. Read his Word and you will find the building details laid out with precision. Before you build, take note my friend; you need a reputable and dependable Builder... you need the LORD.