The breakdown of society in America is directly linked to the breakdown of the home. Deliberate rejection of God’s wisdom concerning the family has resulted in the acceptance of humanism’s folly. Sowing the winds of human wisdom brings the reaping of the whirlwinds of chaos and ruin. Every time.
The composer of Psalm 127 recognizes this immutable truth. With sobering words, he writes: “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep” (vv. 1-2).
Hundred of years later, Jesus echoed these same basic truths as He concluded the Sermon on the Mount. “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall” (Matthew 7:24-27).
The quality of the building materials used to construct a house does matter. The foundation upon which it is built matters supremely. So, upon which foundation is your home and your life being built?
Are you laboring wisely or in vain?