A “tumbledown shack ” or a “soaring cathedral “?


Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks;
          Holy living builds soaring cathedrals.

             
                                     Proverbs 14:11 MSG

The house of the wicked will be overthrown,
           But the tent of the upright will flourish.

                                     Proverbs 14:11 NKJV

Comments :

As I meditated on this scripture this morning, I noted that most translations use stronger wording in the first half of this verse using words like “evil” or “wicked”.  I seemed to prefer the use of these stronger terms to describe a life without Jesus. Yet as I continued to pray over these words I began to see that even “careless wrongdoings” can bring destruction in our lives or in the lives of others. I began to wonder about the state of my “house ” and the state of our nation. Am I/Are we becoming a “tumbledown shack ” that can be easily overthrown?

Reading on, I was encouraged in my spiritual walk – a daily walk to live a holy, obedient life that is upright and honorable to the Christ I serve. My thoughts were drawn to terms like “flourish ” and “soaring cathedrals ” and God’s Peace enfolded me. There is hope! Hope for me. Hope for our nation. We can flourish! We can build “soaring cathedrals ” – cathedrals fit for the son or daughter of a King.

A “tumbledown shack ” or a “soaring cathedral “? 

I choose a “soaring cathedral ” so will strive for holy living each day.

What will you choose?

Have a blessed day walking with Jesus.

Marilyn

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