Building Up

Acts 20:32 So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

We live in an age of deconstruction, and many Christians these days are “deconstructing” their faith. Now according to modern philosophy “deconstruction” means to take apart what you believe, analyze all the parts of your faith, and then rebuild your faith based on your personal analysis. Those who think this is a good idea would say Christianity needs some “updating.” They would tell you to throw out what you’ve believed in the past about Jesus, the church, and the Bible because it’s old-fashioned, dilapidated, and of no value.

Now all this “deconstruction” really boils down to “destruction” of what Christians have held dearly since the days Christ walked the earth. It’s a very selfish philosophy. It asks questions like, “What do I think? What do I feel? What do I believe?” It gives little room to what Jesus thought, what Jesus felt, or what Jesus taught us to believe. The “deconstructionists” place great value on what the culture wants and what society believes, but they give little thought to what the Bible says.

Look, rather than “deconstructing” our faith we need to be building it up. How? In the verse above we’re told the word of God’s grace will build us up and bring us into an eternal inheritance in Heaven along with everyone else who has been separated from their sins and remade in the image of Christ. It’s time to abandon all this “deconstruction” and start building on the firm foundation of Biblical truth that has been the bedrock of our faith for generations.

Have a God Filled Week,
Brother Donnie

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