Building And Wrecking

26 Dec

Building and wrecking…

Have you ever watched the demolition of a building or house? It doesn’t take a lot – maybe just a wrecking ball or some explosives – and it’s all done. It doesn’t take much skill. It doesn’t take much care. It doesn’t take much thought or time in comparison to the building of that house or building.

To build the building, it takes much care, skill, work, and time. It can take months or years to build a building – but only a few hours or less, to destroy it. What does that reveal? Every day you have the choice to build up or tear down.

If you gossip, if you complain, if you discourage, if you lash out and hurt others, you’re tearing down. And as with buildings, it doesn’t take much skill, or time, or care, to tear down something that took years to build up – whether a congregation, a marriage, or a life.

But it takes care, concern, work, and time to build up. So be one who builds up. For God has called you to build the kingdom and not to be part of the enemy’s wrecking crew.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Seek to build up those around you resist the enemy’s plan to tear them down.

Walk daily with God at the side!

Love always,

Ed

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