The Bible has a bias towards builders.  Noah builds a boat.  Solomon builds a temple.  The Lord, Himself, was a carpenter.  No suprise that we conclude our study of the Old Testament with a focus on Nehemiah who rebuilt the walls around Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2 and 5)  Years later he is still “at it”, rebuilding a just Jewish society.   Are we builders?  I know it is easier to complain, but is sideline-criticism a godly choice?  Are we committed to building a church?  A sunday school class?  A family?  A business?  Isaiah prophesied the coming of a group of people who, by the power of the Spirit, would rebuild.  “And the Lord will continually guide you. . .And you will be like a watered garden. . .And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins. . . . you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell”  (Isaiah 58:11-12)  Are we builders?  I am praying for you as you read and reflect this week.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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