We live in houses because they serve an essential purpose to our welfare. They serve to protect us from the elements that have potential to harm us, whether it is winter’s cold, summer’s sun, rain, snow, wind or hail. They protect us from the predators of night and the heat of day. Within them we find our shelter, our comfort, our safety, our rest, and our peace. A home is built on a foundation and enclosed by the boundaries of walls. In this we can clearly see how God has done the same by the ordinances of His word that lay out the foundation of truth and set the boundaries of our protection.
The morals of right living have been set to provide us with everything a house provides, except that it applies to our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. If we allow this foundation to be destroyed or these walls to be demolished, then we have removed what God has given to ensure our protection, comfort, safety, rest, and peace. Could this be the reason why so many today live in the torment of fear, hurt, pain, bitterness, resentment, confusion, frustration, depression, and anger? Is it time to restore the foundations of God’s truth to our lives and our land? Is it time to rebuild the boundaries of His walls so that our wellbeing and prosperity is preserved once again?
“In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain; For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:1-3 (NAS)
“In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: ‘Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits.” Ezra 6:3 (NAS)
“Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; and you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.” Isaiah 58:12 (NAS)