October 16 (Psalm 127:1)
Unless the builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the watches over the city, the watchman stays
awake in vain. (ESV)
We have been in the midst of home renovation for quite some time, and this verse recently came to mind. New flooring, new paint, new this, new that…none of it matters if Jesus Christ is not the foundation, the center, and the goal of it all.
How often do we attempt renovations that are based purely on cosmetic changes? We buy something new, we paint something a different color, we change our hairstyle, we wear new clothes. None of these things is bad in and of itself, but if that is what we think will make us happy, we are mistaken. Like a sugar rush, we can get a quick high from these things, but it will vanish just as quickly. Look at the things in your closets, think about their role in your life long after they were purchased, and tell me I’m wrong.
Do you move in Jesus? Do you breathe in Him, walk in Him, see in Him, feel in Him, think in Him, speak in Him, act in Him? If so, you have built your life well, and it will stand.