It doesn’t really matter how long we have been saved. A careful “social“ building will not stand the fire of the spiritual army the devil will send at us. We must put forth the effort that it takes to establish the building. We all have to make decisions about how to use our time. Jesus’ focused his time and was diligent. The question is “What is our priority?”
If you really put forth the effort to build the spiritual building, you are in a position to build purposefully, in preparation for when the enemy will send an army against you. What things you carefully decide to build in your building, will help to make it a fight worth fighting. There will be resistance coming against you, and you must not back off from the real purpose of what it is you need to do.
What do we mean?
- When you try to get a soul to church, everything will get in the way to hinder them. We will face misunderstanding and resistance.
- If you are bearing your cross, there is shame associated with it. Not everybody is into serving God like you are.
- If you really seek God, you will sometimes feel all alone, because it is not about being popular with crowd, but rather about getting alone with God.
If you are going to be a builder, you must have it settled that you are determined to be busy about what you need to be doing. The responsibility is individual and there will be a genuinely humble spirit about it. Additionally, there will be things that have to be coordinated and worked around with other true builders. If we keep the “humble servant” position in our experience, then we won’t have any trouble with the rest of the humble servants who are also serving God.
“Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?” Luke 14:34
Finally, we see here that, the “savor” of the salt represents the purpose, desire and determination for doing what we need to do; and we are warned not to let our salt become stale, with no savor.