The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

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05/22/2008

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Building A Good House


"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." (Ps. 127:1).

A home is such a wonderful and important part of our fabric. As we have celebrated Mother's Day and will soon celebrate the day dedicated to fathers, we are reminded of its importance. Homes are made of individuals, and the strength of a home depends on the strength of those living in it. The greatest and most powerful homes are those in which God is involved.

It is so important that our lives be built on those principles given by God Himself. The building of our lives can be compared to the building of a house. We would prefer to have our house built by a builder with a good reputation. A reputation for honesty, integrety, and knowledge. More people will want to buy those builder's houses because of their reputation for satisfying its customers.

We indeed have the best of all builders for for our lives, God Himself. Look at today's scripture, "Unless the Lord builds the house, the labor is in vain." He is trustworthy, knowledgable, and has a great reputation for satisfying His customers. His blueprints are of fine quality and are prepared (custom prepared) for us. He never makes a mistake in his buildings and His supplies are of the finest quality. Paul tells us in 1Cor. 3:11, "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

If we commit our lives to the Lord and trust in Him completely, He will build our house in the image of His Son. Isn't that a wonderful thought, being in the image of Jesus Christ? Paul goes on to tell us in Eph.2:10, "For we are God's wormanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God perpared in advance for us to do."

Not only do we become the building the God wants us to be, but with it we can do what He wants us to do. We will be able to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord because our building is strong. It has the foundation of Jesus Christ and the structure of His Word. He will start your building right now if you let Him...He already has the plans..

Have a wonderful Thursday... Make a difference....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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