The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

January 24, 2014

Passing Inspection


Friday, January 24, 2014 —

If your foundation is on Christ, then you need to look at your spiritual home and determine what materials you used to build upon the solid rock of Christ. The three little pigs all built homes but they used different building materials. The big, bad wolf came and blew away the homes made out of straw and wood, but he could not destroy the house of brick. I promise you that Satan will rise up against your house, and if it is made of wood and straw or laid on a foundation of sand, your house will fall.

Building your spiritual house takes time if you want to build it strong. The building materials include spending time in God’s word and in prayer. Some people can read the Bible like reading the paper, an hour later they don’t remember a thing they read. To build a strong house we have to think about God’s word, meditate on it and apply it to our lives. It’s the application that makes the strongest bricks.

Our home is near some trees and I am amazed at how much they protect us from the blistering summer sun. In the same way, we need to build our spiritual homes in the shadow of God’s wings. We need to remember that God is our strong tower in times of trouble. We need to put our faith, hope and trust in the Lord. When the enemy attacks we have to stand our ground and remember that the Lord will fight on our side. Many people believe that we don’t have to fight, but David had to fight Goliath. When the walls of Jericho fell, the Israelites had to go in and take the city. God fights with us, but we have to do our part in the battle.

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