218 Words for 2018

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” – Matthew 7: 24-25 (TNIV) 

Good morning to you and to 2018!

The words above are spoken by Jesus and appear at the end of the Sermon on the Mount, which is located in Matthew 5, Matthew 6 and Matthew 7 of the Bible.

This specific scripture challenges me to consider what I am to “Build” (Oikeodomeo) and what the outcome of my work will resemble not only in 2018, but in every year that I exist.

Oikeodomeo infers that as a Builder, the results of my labor should produce tangible outcomes, especially in the lives of others, as I engage in specific processes that strengthen, encourage and embolden those around me.

Charged as an Architect (Arkhitekton or “leading builder”) this passage clearly describes what needs to be in my architectural drawings and in the completed work I’m called to produce: Comfort to those who mourn, mercy to those who need it, love to my “enemies” and forgivingness to others when the situation arises.

I’m also encouraged to seek and ask for guidance from God, so that the end results of my behavior reflect the kind, thoughtful and generous actions that I’d want done to me.

Take a moment to read these chapters. As an Architect, what are you moved to build in 2018?

May God richly bless what your hands create today!


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