“…to rebuild its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.” Ez 9:9
Life is too short to live broken and beat up. Sadly, we live in a world full of brokenness often because of lives built on the wrong foundations. The foundation on which you build your life determines what is established, what is planted and immovable. Everyone is in the process of building their life – and builders require plans – so what plans, or ‘whose’ plans are you following?
God gave Ezra and his people a miraculous opportunity to rebuild the walls of His House and their future. The wonderful thing about God is that we can rebuild our lives when we follow His plan for us. God’s Word is full of wise instruction on how to rebuild broken lives.
One of the best commitments we can make is to build what Jesus said He would build – His Church. “To make the community livable again” we must rebuild lives through healthy, flourishing local churches whose teachings are firmly planted in the Word of God. When we do this, it brings our life in line with His will. One of the greatest decisions you can make is to choose to live a life dedicated to accomplishing and building something that will stand as a testimony or legacy for the generations to come.
What are you building that will stand the test of time? Is what you are building in line with what God is building?
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Psalms 127:1 KJV
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs 24:3-4 KJV
For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Hebrews 3:4 KJV
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Isaiah 58:12 KJV