We humans put a great deal of effort into having a comfortable and secure dwelling place or home. We control the cold of winter with a good furnace and we mitigate the heat of summer with air-conditioning. It is ever more rare that we live for a very long time in the homes we occupy. If we can turn a profit, we do not hesitate to sell and move on to yet another home. We try to go to a better home with each move.
We are only passing guests here on earth—and yet we take such care to build a strong nest. We will spend eternity in God’s Kingdom and that is the nest our main focus in life needs to be on. These earthly homes are built little by little. Our eternal home also needs solid bricks for construction. At the end of the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus supplied us with building stones, He stated, “Whoever hears theses sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise, man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7:24Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:
American King James Version×). That spiritual house needs our attention and work.