Build on the Rock

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. -Psalm 127:1

Building your dream house is an exciting project. From the planning and design to watching the building go up, to decorating and moving in, all are a part of making it just the way you want it. We all put a lot of thought into our homes, but this Scripture tells us we have a more permanent residence. 

God, the master builder, knows how to build our spiritual homes. He is the architect. He drew the blueprints. His design is perfect and eternal. When we try to build our homes or our families without consulting the chief architect, our labor is in vain. But when we work with Him in the construction process, when we consult His blueprints, the Bible, and seek His advice in prayer, the result is enduring. 

Jesus said, “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matt. 7:24). As we build our homes on God’s Word, our house will stand when others fall, because its foundation is solidly built on Jesus Christ Himself.