What is your life built on? Back in 1994, there was a fire that burned all of the houses on the side of a hill except one. When the news crew interviewed the homeowner, they asked him why his house didn’t burn down. He began to boast that he built his house using concrete instead of wood, this made it fireproof. He looked wise until the next winter when the rains came, and the soil couldn’t hold his massive house, and it slid down the hill where it was destroyed.
Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be safe from the reach of harm! You have devised shame for your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life.
Bit Off More Than They Could Chew
Habakkuk 2 is a prophecy against the Chaldeans and the way they lived their life. They bit off more than they could chew and used evil to get wealthy. They used this wealth to build houses they thought could protect themselves against any attack. God warns them that their actions have consequences.
Sometimes we focus so much on safety that we wall ourselves off from those who love us. Fear can be a dangerous motivator. It can cause us to worry about issues that shouldn’t be a concern. In an attempt to protect what we love we can do more harm by isolating ourselves. In doing so, you forfeit the life God has designed for you.
What Is Your Life Built On?
Be careful what you build your life on. You can pursue all the riches and accouterments that the world says you have to have to look successful, only to see it crumble. Be honest in your dealings with people and with money. You may not get to where you think you should be but you won’t be in the hole either.
Walk in Confidence
Build your life on Jesus Christ. Put your faith and trust in him. Don’t allow your fears to overwhelm your life. Walk daily with the confidence that God has your best interests in mind. What is your life built on?