Builder Of All Things

What we know about God we learned through His name. If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you’ve probably heard me go off on the names of God and how His nature and character are revealed to us through them.

In Hebrews 3 we come across another one of these name-lessons, one I’ve never heard mentioned before.

…but the builder of all things is God. – Hebrews 3:4

Can I turn it around and say, Jehovah–Builder Of All Things? Maybe not exactly, but you get my drift.

The prior verse shows us that Moses is a house that Jesus built –

For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. – Hebrews 3:3

This feeds into one of my other passions–Jesus’ construction projects–you and me.

Jesus, raised and trained by a carpenter (how fitting) goes to the cross to prepare a place for us. That place is a home we will share with the builder Himself, the Great Carpenter, the Builder of all Things! (John 14:2,23)

This dwelling place He builds for us, is masterfully made to be part of something much larger, much grander. It’s a temple whose glory outshines even Solomon’s great masterpiece.

We forget this on a day to day basis. We let our eye slip from the realization that we are the habitation of the Most High God. The source of all life lives in us. The Hope of the Nations sits in your living room and comforts you. The Great Provider provisions your pantry. The One who said come to Me and I will give you rest sleeps in the bed beside you. The One willing to help you with that plank in your eye looks over your shoulder in your mirror. The One who enabled some fishermen to retire and go into full-time ministry through one afternoon fishing trip goes with you to cash your paycheck.

Builder of all things – such as…

Your gifts and talents.
Your calling.
Your future.

Builder of all things – hmmm.

This requires some pondering.

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Walk with Jesus today,

Ben

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