A House Built Upon the Lord

February 25, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

–Psalm 127:1

Many of you are familiar with Fixer Upper and shows like it on HGTV. You know Chip and Joanna, and of course, they are a couple… a man and a woman of faith as well, and you know what happens. There’s an old house. It’s a bad house; it’s falling down. And yet this couple has enough money to buy this house, and Chip and Joanna come along and they give them a new blueprint and a plan and some ideas. They begin to work their magic on this old house that’s falling down. And by the time they’re done, it’s brand new! It is unbelievably beautiful.

Well, did you know that God is making lives brand new? He’s the ultimate Fixer Upper, and He is building and rebuilding our homes every day. Every home needs an architect and a blueprint and a builder; and God is all three and more! He is the one who is the foundation of our home.

It is futile, it is vain, it is empty to try to build your life and certainly your home apart from the Lord our God!

Whatever you’re building, whether you’re building your life, you’re building your family, you’re building your business, you’re building your career, you’re building your education… whatever you are building, unless the Lord builds it, it is in vain. It’s not going to work!


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