Psalm 127:1  Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.

If you have ever built a new house, you know how important it is to choose the right builder. Nightmare stories abound concerning well-meaning people who trusted in a builder only to later be defrauded and deceived.

In whom are you trusting to build your life? Who is building your family? Who is the master builder of your marriage?

Many people today make the mistake of trusting the world and the things of this world to be the builder of their personal, family, and married lives. But in the end, they become so very disappointed! Can satellite television, a well-balanced stock portfolio, or romantic relationships guarantee a well-built, meaningful life? Of course not!

God reminds us that unless He becomes the master builder, our construction projects will end in failure. In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:24-27), Jesus tells us that the most sturdy construction takes place when we hear His Word and put it into practice. As our builder, the Lord Jesus forgives our faults, steadies our resolve to follow Him, and promises to one day take us to our heavenly mansion with Him in heaven.