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Draftsmen of Destitution

January 9

“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:”  Proverbs 9:1





“From her porch of seven pillars, wisdom beckons …”









From her porch of seven pillars, wisdom beckons the destitute in sin to turn aside into the shelter of HIS salvation.  “Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither …”   Many however, are the arrogant and amateur draftsmen who insist on a seat at the design table.  It was these of which CHRIST warned, who would one day wind up with a blueprint for personal disaster.  “This man began to build, and was not able to finish.”  All across the religious landscape are the ‘hoods’ and projects, thrown hastily together with cheap building materials, and the fallen ingenuity of men, who refuse to move into the house Wisdom has graciously gone to the trouble to build for them.  Oh, the tragedy of the scene, as these misguided architects will one day be gathered together for a last look, just yonder upon the horizon, at the home they forsook.  Or the hordes, doth the Scripture depict, who choose to be homeless in their heresy, and are thus cast into a shelterless Hell forever. 

"For every house is builded by some man; but HE that built all things is GOD.”  The CHIEF ARCHITECT of all that is or ever will be is GOD.  Wisdom is HIS master draftsman, who as old as the LORD, and innate to HIS being, is even now at work drawing the final touches to the eternal abode of the redeemed.  “In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of GOD through the SPIRIT.”   For the present, the sawing, and pounding, and building of which GOD is busy about in your life may seem arduous; but at the end of time’s day, we shall discover that we have been both labor, and material, put toward a palace suited for HIS glory.  “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to GOD by JESUS CHRIST.  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a CHIEF CORNER STONE, elect, precious: and he that believeth on HIM shall not be confounded.”  Ignore all the hubbub of activity on the outskirts of grace; and set your sights upon the STONE HE has chosen.  From there your building will prove straight, true, and enduring.

“And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build MY church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

For Love of Country
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969)
(34th President of the United States)
"In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war."

(upon signing Joint Resolution 243 which added:
 "Under GOD" to the Pledge of Allegiance; June 14, 1954)

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