Old and New


What does not last

From our backyard we can watch the demolition of a 1962 university residence hall.

Nearby is a residence hall under construction.

Someday this new facility may well be considered outdated and be replaced.

Such is life.

What does last

As a boy I heard a song on the radio called “This Ole House”—comparing the aging process to a house falling into disrepair–soon to be abandoned for something far better.

Paul wrote, “For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1).

This promise is for those who submit in obedient faith to “Jesus Christ . . . the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Is this your hope?

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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When I was small, I thought I would build something. Taking a board, I nailed it to the ground. I learned quickly: Nails into dirt don’t hold.

Worth it?

But laying a solid foundation is tremendously time-consuming, difficult, and expensive, and after the building is completed, it doesn’t show all that much. Is it really worth it?

Ancient buildings had foundations. Modern technology has not discovered a way to dispense with a good substructure.


Worth it!

Our lives too need something solid underneath. At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus contrasted two builders. One built on sand, the other on rock. When the storm hit, what a difference! Check out Matthew 7:24-27 and ask yourself, “Am I anchored to the Rock?”

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