Thursday, April 14, 2016

Inspiration Thursday

Many people may not realize this fact, but our architecture says a lot about our society. There was a time when large office buildings were being built at a rapid pace and they were a testimony to the importance that we placed on business and the economy. Today we seem to spend excess amounts of cash building the next great sports facility because athletics and entertainment dominates a large portion of our attention at every level of our life. There was a time when churches were the most important and most beautiful buildings in town. They were a reflection of the importance of God in the lives of the citizens.
 It seems that every aspect of our lives have become more casual, from our work, to our dress, to our worship. Somewhere along the line, the importance of God and the relevance of His Church has diminished. If one examines the 25th chapter of Exodus, where the instructions and construction of the tabernacle is described, you will find that casual is not present. First of all, the people gave an offering, not of convenience, but of sacrifice and most importantly, from a willing and grateful heart. The offering (or building fund) consisted of gold, silver, bronze, fine linen, onyx stones, and stones to be set in the breastplate of the high priest. The people gave their very best, not their leftovers, because their relationship with God was the most important relationship in their lives.
One thing has not changed. Regardless of the opinion of society, the most important relationship that a person will have is the relationship they have with their Creator.  Have a blessed day.


  1. Times change and sometimes not always for the good. I'm waiting for the pendulum to swing back to the middle. I'm sure it will, and it can't be soon enough.

    Loved the video.

    Have a blessed rest of the week. ☺

  2. You are right, we are getting more and more casual about everything. Maybe we shouldn't be so much.