It must be torn down--its stones, timbers and all the plaster--and taken out of the town to an unclean place.
Maybe some of you have lived on Sad Street or Argument Avenue, like I did. Maybe you've been around Vicious Circle, Hypocrite's Highway, or Wanderer's Way.
Even Christians get lost and take wrong turns. Surely, they'll come back on the street called Straight.
As for me and my house, we were broken. The Good News? We knew it and called on Christ. Here's why:
'The stone which the builders rejected has become the Chief Cornerstone. Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever It falls, It will grind him to powder' (Luke 20:17-18).
When I became a committed Christian, I fell on the Chief Cornerstone: Jesus. I thank God He didn't fall on my house, but we upon Him. What a grand mercy! Rebuilding by the Master Carpenter.
Since His visit here, earth hasn't changed much. Houses are bigger. Falls will be greater. Crime, cruelty and confusion increase, or in His Own Words, 'The rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew' (Matthew 7:25).
But in Jesus, our homes become storm-proof. Founded on The Rock, we survive and thrive. We no longer sway on weak shifting sands. We no longer need the feeble support of short-lived distractions or diversions.
Because of our Savior, 'Whose house we are' (Hebrews 3:6). HE is where we live... now and forever. He promises: 'Joy comes in the morning' (Psalm 30:5).
## Our Homes: Reconstruction (Part 2)
NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Our Homes series.