Psalm 103:13-14: As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 139:13-15: For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Hebrews 3:4: For every house is built by someone but He who built all things is God.
Ephesians 1:12-14: In Him you also trusted after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession to the praise of His glory.
1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
INDEED, GOD is the BUILDER, MANUFACTURER, of all things, and we are the Houses FRAMED and BUILT by GOD, the ARCHITECT; resting and standing on the Foundation of Faith, JESUS CHRIST, the Rock, the CHIEF CORNERSTONE; equipped, furnished, and sealed by the HOLY SPIRIT, the CONTRACTOR, DESIGNER, and GUARANTOR.
And this is the SOLID GROUND we stand on, the LIVING STONE, not SINKING SAND—JESUS CHRIST, the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE—the AUTHOR and FINISHER of OUR FAITH—for GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
GOD is WITH US, and GOD is FOR US:
GOD the FATHER is the HOME OWNER, the LANDLORD.
JESUS is the FULL PAYMENT—the PURCHASE PRICE—our REDEEMER.
HOLY SPIRIT is the HOUSE DEPOSIT—the DOWNPAYMENT—the GUARANTOR until the REDEMPTION of the PURCHASED POSSESSION—and we, SOULED-OUT believers, are the HOUSES GOD LIVES IN, WORKS IN, and USES every day for His GLORY, HONOR, and PURPOSE.
From Genesis to Revelation, this is GOD’s WORD, the TRUTH: GOD is GOOD, GOD is JUST, GOD is LOVE: For He loves us, cares for us, provides for us, and protects us through every season of our lives, the good and the bad, the trials and triumphs, through storms and floods, fires and flames, and He keeps us and sustains us, watches us and repairs us; defends us and equips us—changing us, rebuilding us, transforming us into the perfect image of Him, His Son, JESUS; and He never leaves us or forsakes us, because He formed us, framed us; He created us—called, consecrated, and commissioned us to BOLDLY GO. . . ENLARGE HIS TERRITORY. . . BRING the KINGDOM of GOD, Heaven to Earth.
After we’re DRAWN to Him, the CREATOR, SOURCE, FATHER, LIVING GOD, DEDICATED and CLEANSED of all unrighteousness through the LIVING WATER and ATONING BLOOD of the SON of GOD, JESUS CHRIST, our LORD, SAVIOR, and REDEEMER, we are ENCOURAGED, EQUIPPED, EMPOWERED, and ENLISTED by the HOLY SPIRIT, the ADMINISTRATOR—OVERSEER—DISTRIBUTOR, so we’re in the right place at the right time in the right spirit with the right gifts, talents, knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to do all GOD created, called, and commissioned us to do—the hard, uncommon things; the great, extraordinary things; the good, honorable things—for HIS PURPOSE, HIS GLORY—GOD’s.
In Him we trust, and like 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 says, “we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of GOD and not of us,” and we may be hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the LORD JESUS, that the life of JESUS also may be manifested in our body.
And since GOD is our CREATOR, our BUILDER, our MANUFACTURER, He knows OUR LOADS and LIMITS, just how much we can be tempted, just how much weight we can bear, just how much pain we can endure, and He COVERS US, CARRIES US, HEALS US, LIFTS US, ENCOURAGES US, and UPHOLDS US with His Righteous Right Hand. He FORTIFIES US, STRENGHTENS US, BUILDS US UP, SAVES US, DELIVERS US, and GIVES US the means to CARRY the weight, BEAR the cross, ENDURE the pain, persecution, and PERSEVERE through ALL as MORE than CONQUERORS through Him who loved us, until WE OVERCOME every challenge, adversary, trap, temptation, FINDING FREEDOM—LIBERTY—the WAY of ESCAPE—BY GRACE through FAITH in HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, by the POWER of THE HOLY SPIRIT, our COMFORTER, HELPER—and He does this, because He loves us; He’s invested in us; and He knows what’s best for us, for He knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us, not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future.
GOD is the FATHER, the BUILDER, the LORD of ALL;
JESUS, the CORNERSTONE—the KING of KINGS, the LORD of LORDS, the HOPE of our SALVATION;
HOLY SPIRIT, the SEAL, the INDWELLER—our HELPER, STRENGTH and SHIELD.
One GOD in three Persons, the HOLY TRINITY: Our Creator, our Cornerstone, our Comforter.
So, indeed, as Psalm 121 proclaims, all our help comes from the LORD, the MAKER of HEAVEN and EARTH: He is our STRENGTH and SHIELD, our PROTECTOR and PROVIDER, our LIGHT and SALVATION—the KEEPER of our SOULS, HOUSES, and He shall preserve us from evil; He shall preserve our souls; and He shall preserve our going out and our coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.