Psalm 127 begins, “ Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”  I don’t think this means we shouldn’t build houses or wait for a lightning bolt to strike and a home appears.

I think of the beginning of this psalm when I see a great structure being built with a huge corporate logo adorning the structure. Here in Charlotte we have the Bank of America Stadium, the Time-Warner arena, and the Duke Energy tower, for example. I am fascinated when I go on a college campus and see each building named for a major donor. I know how this works, and used to serve on charitable boards that played to egos to raise money for the newest building.
What we have to be careful about these days is making the structure more important than the people who  occupy them. Same goes for technology. Is the latest device becoming more important than the person using it?
As you meditate today consider this thought: “Do I care more for my possessions than my thoughts and dreams?”  If so there is some rebuilding in order.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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