1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage and BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP, just as you are already doing.”
House Joining Faith!
With YOUR SPIRIT, heal our house
and each temple within.
For collectively standing, our frames are combined.
Thus made to be modular, building each other, so move we as one when none left are behind.
And for times when our steps stray from THEE and our families;
when “stand-alone housing” appears as the norm…
then remind us through Scripture that YOUR “home appraisals”
require foundations YOUR hands solely formed.
For no soul is an island, no heart — independent;
because as YOUR Body connected — we serve!
Strengthen then our weak hands and those wills now found fading
for YOUR have created our frames
for good works!
Thus THY NAME builds together YOUR people with Purpose
as one with THE ONE; on YOUR foundation placed!
So revive us with cords, even fetters of Goodness…
until THY mansions we stand…as YOUR saints!
As HIServant and LEGO-like building block uplifting and encouraging all others till Heaven,
Devotional: Ephesians 4:16 “From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the Body grow so that IT BUILDS ITSELF up in love.”
As the body is connected with all its parts of equal value in HIS eyes, so too we should think of ourselves as modular, interconnected rooms within HIS house.
Consider John 14:2 “In MY FATHER’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
As separate and disjointed as the world claims we Christians are, still ! We are one Body in CHRIST without denominational lines. HE even plainly tells us this in Galatians 3:28.
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in CHRIST JESUS.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage and BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP, just as you are already doing.” But why is this so important for us to be regularly doing for fellow believers? Consider Proverbs 27:17
“As Iron sharpens iron, so one sharpens another.”
So we are not in a vacuum for life under some denominational lid. We are to interact with the Body and pray diligently for HIS wisdom to thread us more closely together each day.
And all the roles which HE assigned are to prayerfully and wisely unite our rooms of like faith here on earth. This then is in preparation we shall truly serve GOD in Heaven as one flock!
Ephesians 4:11-12 “And it was HE who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for works of ministry, to BUILD UP the body of Christ…”
By daily equipping the saints humbly and zealously; we are building up the Body as HE commanded. We are connecting rooms or even mansions WITHIN HIS HOUSE! Oh, what joy beyond comprehension!
1 Thessalonians 5:14 “And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.”
So here is where we all must pause in our efforts and take notes regarding those last five words. “…be patient with them all.”
None have a corner on Truth; none have CHRIST and HIS perfect WORD “all figured out”. So! Be patient with the maturity of all as there is so much we do not understand either.
In addition, our work is to edify, BUILD UP and help move others fro
Milk to the solid meat of The BIBLE!
It is the directive of GOD to grow in grace and in the knowledge of HIM.
2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. To HIM be glory both now and forever. Amen!”
So BUILD, grow and connect constantly with CHRIST and the Body because…our temples are designed to be woven as one with the ONE!
With HIM! Amen and amen!