The Wise Master Builder (Part 23)
… He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25)
Spiritual transformation is more a restoration than a new building project. We are presented with the special challenges of working with both the old and the new. Jeremiah was instructed to, “pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jer 1.10) There’s a bit of demolition happening in a person’s life as we simultaneously construct newness in thought and deed. This makes the builder’s job a little more complex as he multi-tasks and studies the many needs of an individual. There’s a need to prioritize the spiritual work being done in a person’s life. For example, getting them in the Word multiplies and personalizes the restoration process. As you can see, the complexities of building truth in a person’s life requires patience, endurance, and grace. The bottom line: a Master builder must know who he is working with and be able to adapt appropriately. The job may seem daunting, but the Great Master Builder is always with us (Mt 28.20).
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