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People living in areas prone to natural disasters often build houses differently. They follow a set of building codes and requirements specifically designed to increase the chances of structures surviving things like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The potential threat of destruction prompts more conscientious building.
The Bible talks a lot about houses too. In the New International Version of Scripture, the biblical language words for “house” is found over 900 times! The words refer to your life, physical home, family, household, and work. Frequently we’re reminded of how important it is to build our houses well.
Jesus described this in Matthew 7:24 (NIV) “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Jesus continued in this passage by describing how such a house stands strong when storms rage against it. The strength and endurance of a house are determined by how it’s built.
What kind of house are you building? Does it have durability and endurability? Are you using Jesus’ building code for your house? The way you build makes a difference.