The Light Daily Devotional – Except the Lord Builds

The Light Daily Devotional – Except the Lord Builds

Focus: Except the Lord builds


Nobody can build what the Lord does not build. Everything you build will be in vain unless God builds it for you!

Scriptural Reference

“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 ESV)

Everything you have achieved so far in life is possible because the Lord built it for you. You failed in certain areas of life simply because the Lord refused to support you or you didn’t cooperate with Him to help you. There is nothing we can do without God who rules in all affairs of men. 

Joseph had the opportunity to work out things for himself when He was tempted but He acknowledged God and submitted to Him to build his glorious destiny. Even though he suffered, His destiny did not fail because God stood by him to bring His word to pass. Gehazi tried to work out things for himself without regard for God but turned out to be a reproach. 

To be what God wants you to be you must allow Him to do His work in your life in His way. Whatever God is not building or helping you to build in your life will not stand. Every seed of unrighteousness will bear the fruit of reproach. 

+ Do you involve God in the affairs of your life? 

Prayer: Lord! Do not stop your work in my life, perfect all that which concerns me in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Emphasis: For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. (Heb 3:4)

Have an Inspiring Thursday!

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