Monday, September 10, 2018

September 10

My husband is a builder. A couple of years ago we decided to build two duplexes on some property we owned. There is quite a process that you must go through before you even move one ounce of dirt. After we cleared all the hurdles required by the county and state, and the permits were approved and ready, we could begin preparing the area for the foundation. Together, he and I measured and set the stakes for the corners. If you don’t get this important step right, the whole building will be off. Perfection for this step is imperative! After the corners are marked, then the dirt is brought up to the elevation required, then a footer is dug, rebar is placed, then it’s filled with concrete. A row of block is then set, dirt brought up to the perfect level and compacted, pest control sprayed, underlayment and rebar placed, then finally the foundation poured. If you get any of this wrong, your building will be weak, and could crumble. Throughout scripture we are compared to a temple, a building with Jesus as our cornerstone, the perfect corners; the foundation the apostles and the prophets. If we build upon this foundation, our structure will be strong and able to resist the elements, and the Father will have a dwelling place. The apostles and prophets are found in the Bible, if you’re not reading it, your foundation will be weak.

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Ephesians 2:20-22

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