Psalm 127: 1
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain”.
What is it that we want? Do we want material things? There used to be a saying that the person who died with the most things won. Some people think this is true, as if life is a race to be won with money, houses, cars, boats, trips, etc. To these people, living in the right house, in the right neighborhood, going to the right places with the right people is what life is all about.
But, God’s plan is for the redemption of humankind. In order for us to be redeemed, we must know God. To know God, we must know God’s son. And if we know God’s son then we understand that life is not a competition, it is not about material things, it is about love, mercy, grace, faith, and forgiveness; things that cannot be purchased but are a result of our relationship with Christ.
Build a house, but build it with the Lord. And build it in His neighborhood.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier