Exodus 37, 38: Who’s the Builder?

And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the Lord had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them. Exodus 39:43


Many non-believers and even believers think that being a Christian means to have a boring and joyless life.  They think that even the heaven must be a boring place where all you get to do is to worship God and not having any fun thing to do.

I don’t think so.  God who created so many varieties of plant, fruit, animals, etc. for us to enjoy will not prepare a desolate place for us to live.

I don’t know what it looks like, but heaven must be a “heavenly” place that is safe, secure and beautiful beyond our imagination.  The Bible promises us so.  Jesus said he was going away to prepare a “mansion” for us.  Gemstones, gold and silver are some of the common building materials according to the book of Revelation.

I remember building our house.  We picked a plan and saw the layout of the house.  But still we didn’t have any idea what it would look like.  Then the house gradually had materialized and finally we got to walk into the finished house.  We loved what we saw but it was like we didn’t make any choices, and the house with all its fine features were just provided to us to live and enjoy.

I think entering heaven must be like that.  When God builds something, we can expect the highest level of workmanship that doesn’t even require any inspections.  At the top of His portfolio is us humans.

When we want to build a new house, if we are wise, we would look for a reputable builder first.  Even after finding one, we need to perform inspections by an independent 3rd party at all critical junctures of construction.

Likewise, when it comes to building a life, we also need to find a good builder who will provide a solid foundation, sturdy structure as well as fine appearance.


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.   Psalm 127:1


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