1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30 / Romans 2:25-3:8 / Psalm 11:1-7 / Proverbs 19:10-12
“For look, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string that they may shoot secretly at the upright at heart. If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?”
The enemy’s full time job is to lie and deceive us. Sometimes he is overt, other times he is subtle. Either way, he strives to shoot his “arrows” to weaken and destroy us. This is why building and guarding our “foundations” (our beliefs, our marriages, our families and our children’s foundations) is so vitally important. We live in a day and age that can easily overwhelm us if we allow it. We MUST be on RED ALERT – AWARE, SHARP AND EDUCATED IF WE WANT THOSE VITAL AREAS OF OUR LIVES TO BE SAFE AND STRONG. We MUST pay attention to the state of our foundations and the materials we are using to build them, staying far away from utilizing anything that would represent “mixture” – it’s through mixture that the enemy secretly fires his arrows to weaken, compromise and destroy what should be solid and steadfast.
In the book of Nehemiah it talks about how Nehemiah and the people re-built the city wall with a tool in one hand and a weapon in the other. They knew the job they had before them, and knew they needed to build a strong wall that would surround and protect them from any enemy attack. But, they also realized and acknowledged that they had to stay on guard at all times, alert and aware of the enemy’s secret sneak attacks.
We don’t need to fear or allow ourselves to get overwhelmed. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER PROMISES FULLY TO EQUIP US, BY THE POWER OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT, TO BUILD SOLID, UNSHAKEABLE FOUNDATIONS IN OUR OWN LIVES AND THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN. We must remember and stand on this truth: GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN US THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD!
FRONT-END FIGHTING AND CAREFUL BUILDING (WITH TOP-QUALITY MATERIALS) WILL SAVE US FROM BACK-END PAIN AND EMERGENCY REPAIR WORK.