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The Strength of the Wise Builder

Let us be wise builders. Jesus gave a sharp contrast between a wise and a foolish builder in Matthew 7:24-27. The wise builder built his house on the rock while the foolish builder built his house on the sand. When the storm came, the house built on the rock remain standing but the house built on the sand was destroyed.

Jesus made it clear that in this world we will have troubles. Christians should not be surprised when troubles beset life. Instead, we must choose to be wise builders in how we build our life. We should choose the Rock, Christ the Lord. Whatever storms that will come or great troubles that will threaten our peace, we can remain still and unshaken because our life is built on the Rock. When we choose Jesus Christ, we choose to overcome the troubles of life because Jesus has overcome the world!

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

– John 16:33 (WEB)

As wise builders, we must focus on God alone. I marvel at how David remained focused to God when he was beset by great troubles. He returned to God in repentance, too when he failed and sinned just like his sins of adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of Bathsheba’s spouse, Uriah (2 Samuel 11). He chose to look and to hold on to God in times of distress and suffering. And even when he experienced triumph and victories in war, he greatly praised God for His arm of salvation.

This kind of total focus on God made David a wise builder of his life. He remained strong, confident, and favored because He chose to obey God. This is evident as well in Psalms 62.

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress. I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor is with God. The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

– Psalms 62:5-7 (WEB)

In the middle of his uncertainty and fears for the troubles he had, he remained fixed to the faith he had on God. David waited in silence for God because his hope came from God alone. For David, God is his:

  • Rock
  • Salvation
  • Fortress
  • Honor
  • Refuge

David’s strength lies in God because he fixed his focus on God alone.

Let us be encouraged. Let us set our eyes focused on God. When great storms threathen to shake us, let us wait in silence for God. We must continue to remember, believe, and live the truth that in every lack and difficulty, God is our rock, our salvation, our fortress, our honor, and our refuge.

When we set our focus on God, our strength lies in God!


Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

3 thoughts on “The Strength of the Wise Builder

  1. Yes! If our mindset is like this, we will not always worry. Im times that we literally experience storms, we are very confident if we are in a house with good foundation, we can sleep in peace and worry less unlike if we are living in a house built from very light material that even signs of storm worry us instantly. Having the Lord as the strength of our rock is indeed very comforting, He can give us peace in mind even in tyms of trouble. Praise God!❤️❤️❤️

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