There's nothing more satisfying than building




...........................Building now


...........................for the Future later




............................Building Good that goes on after you've gone on



.................................... more going for them ...

Last modified Jan 2013 - Topic 7.03


The uestion is -

Build ( New Testament )

Where and with whom should I get building the Kingdom of God The Maker?
- Romans 15 : 17
Do my leaders have a responsibility for building my life?
2 Corinthians 10 : 8

What is my responsibility for building my life?
2 Corinthians 13 : 5

OK, I do the Big Turnaround - how can I build on that?
- Colossians 2 : 6

Build ( Old Testament )

How can Property be useful in building the kingdom of God The Maker?
- 1 Kings 6 : 1








Should I make any particular preparations now for what I have to build for God The Maker during my lifetime?
- 1 Chronicles 22 : 1


How can Property be useful in building the kingdom of God The Maker?
- Ruth 4 : 9

What is my first requirement in building: a dwelling; my family; my career ?
- Proverbs 24 : 1

What is the downside of hearing God The Maker's Word?
- Jeremiah 45 : 1


Am I to build God The Maker's Kingdom and mend the broken places?
- Ezekiel 22 : 23

( New Testament )
What do I have to do to ensure my household is safe and secure against trouble and attack? Is this a family foundational priority?
Matthew 7 : 24
I want to do something or help someone so that my life won't be wasted.... Is there some place I can fit in?
1 Corinthians 3 : 9
Wht are the foundational principles upon which I can build my beliefs?
- Hebrews 6 : 1
I want my vocation to count for something ... to help Good to win. What can I do?
- 1 Peter 2 : 4

( Old Testament )

Is it good to build a foundation and plan for God, The Maker's major work later on?
- Genesis 12 : 6

What can I build for God, The Maker?
- 2 Chronicles 2 : 1


So I can't hope to build
in bricks and mortar for The Maker?
- 2 Chronicles 6 : 18

Does God The Maker see everything and know the end from the beginning?
- Zechariah 4 : 8

Does God The Maker Himself make everything possible when I make up my mind to take Him on trust?
- Zechariah 8 : 9

What does Jesus mean by 'building'?
- John 2 : 12

What best builds up my character?
- Acts 20 : 32

How important is it to build my character and my family The Maker's way?
- 1 Corinthians 3 : 16

Is the building of my life important to The Maker - and personal to me?
- 1 Corinthians 6 : 19

Rebuild (New Testament)

Do what I do and what my motives are figure in what The Maker is building ?
- Matthew 21 : 12
Are building materials important in The Maker's design?
- Matthew 21 : 42
Is building rather more to do with people than with bricks and mortar?
- 1 Thessalonians 5 : 11

Rebuild (Old Testament)

How does God The Maker get me going on building, rebuilding and restoring what has been destroyed? Does He indulge in half-measures or fulness?
- Ezra 1 : 5

How does God The Maker nullify opposition to building, rebuilding and restoring His Kingdom?
- Ezra 6 : 13

What's the secret of successful teamwork under God The Maker?
- Nehemiah 3 : 1







Is building under God The Maker's rebuilding scheme a happy occasion? Time to party?
- Isaiah 62 : 8

Does building under God The Maker's rebuilding scheme have a certain permanence?
- Jeremiah 31 : 38
Does God The Maker have plans to build, rebuild and restore what has been destroyed?
- Zechariah 1 : 18

Does Jesus figure in The Maker's plans to build, rebuild and restore what has been destroyed?
- Zechariah 6 : 10

What's the spinoff if I obey The Maker and start building / rebuilding my life to His pattern?
- Haggai 2 : 14

Capstone Cornerstone Finial
( Old Testament )

Wha caps the building of God The Maker whether it's the rebuilding of my life or the Kingdon of God all around me?
- Psalm 118 : 22,

A - What The Maker's Manual says -

Build ( New Testament )

Romans 15 : 17 - I have therefore my glorifying in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God. For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Holy Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and round about even to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ; yes, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build upon another man's foundation; but, as it is written, They shall see, to whom no tidings of him came, And they who have not heard shall understand.

2 Corinthians 10 : 8 - For though I should glory somewhat abundantly concerning our authority (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down), I shall not be put to shame: that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters. For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account. Let such a one reckon this, that, what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such are we also in deed when we are present.

2 Corinthians 13 : 5 - Try your own selves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know you not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed you be reprobate. But I hope that you shall know that we are not reprobate. Now we pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we be as reprobate. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we rejoice, when we are weak, and you are strong: this we also pray for, even your perfecting. For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down.

Colossians 2 : 6 - As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Build ( Old Testament )

1 Kings 6 : 1 (See also parallel passage at 2 Chronicles 3 : 1) And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Jehovah. And the house which king Solomon built for Jehovah, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits. And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house. And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work. And against the wall of the house he built stories round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle; and he made side-chambers round about. The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house round about, that the beams should not have hold in the walls of the house. And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. The door for the middle side-chambers was in the right side of the house: and they went up by winding stairs into the middle story, and out of the middle into the third. So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar. And he built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar. And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon, saying, Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute my ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel. So Solomon built the house, and finished it. And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood; and he covered the floor of the house with boards of fir. And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls of the ceiling: he built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place. And the house, that is, the temple before the oracle, was forty cubits long. And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen. And he prepared an oracle in the midst of the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of Jehovah. ( 20 ) And within the oracle was a space of twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold: and he covered the altar with cedar. So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he drew chains of gold across before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold. And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he over laid with gold. And in the oracle he made two cherubim of olive-wood, each ten cubits high. And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing to the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one measure and one form. The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub. And he set the cherubim within the inner house; and the wings of the cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house. And he overlaid the cherubim with gold. And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers, within and without. ( 30 ) And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without. And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall. So he made two doors of olive-wood; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold upon the cherubim, and upon the palm-trees. So also made he for the entrance of the temple door-posts of olive-wood, out of a fourth part of the wall; and two doors of fir-wood: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding. And he carved thereon cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold fitted upon the graven work. And he built the inner court with three courses of hewn stone, and a course of cedar beams. In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Ziv. And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it ( 38 End ).

1 Chronicles 22 : 1 - Then David said, This is the house of Jehovah God, and this is the altar of burnt-offering for Israel. And David commanded to gather together the sojourners that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God. And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight; and cedar-trees without number: for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar-trees in abundance to David. And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for Jehovah must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death. Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah, the God of Israel. And David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God. But the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars: you shallnot build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days:
( 10 ) he shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

Ruth 4 : 9 - And Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, You are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, of the hand of Naomi. Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: you are witnesses this day. And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. Jehovah make the woman that is come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do you worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Beth-lehem: and let your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bare to Judah, of the seed which Jehovah shall give you of this young woman.

Proverbs 24 : 1 - Be not you envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them: For their heart studies oppression, And their lips talk of mischief. Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; Yes, a man of knowledge increases might.

Jeremiah 45 : 1 - The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he wrote these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,Thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: You did say, Woe is me now! for Jehovah has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest. Thus shall you say to him, Thus says Jehovah: Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up; and this in the whole land. ( 5 End ) And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not; for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, says Jehovah; but your life will I give to you for a prey in all places whither you go.

Ezekiel 22 : 23 - And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, say to her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord GOD, when the LORD has not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yes, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out my indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, says the Lord GOD. ( 31 End )

Foundations ( New Testament )

Matthew 7 : 24 - Every one therefore that hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and if fell not: for it was founded upon the rock.

1 Corinthians 3 : 9 - For we are God's fellow-workers: you are God's husbandry, God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another builds thereon. But let each man take heed how he builds thereon. For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. But if any man builds on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble; each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

Hebrews 6 : 1 - Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.

1 Peter 2 : 4 .... if you have tasted that the Lord is gracious: to whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, you also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believes on him shall not be put to shame. For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereto also they were appointed.

Foundations ( Old Testament )

Genesis 12 : 6 - And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar to Jehovah, who appeared to him. And he removed from thence to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar to Jehovah, and called upon the name of Jehovah. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

2 Chronicles 2 : 1 - Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom. And Solomon counted out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand men that were hewers in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them. And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As you did deal with David my father, and did send him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, even so deal with me. Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of Jehovah my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him incense of sweet spices, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt-offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts of Jehovah our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel. Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of Jehovah my God, .... And the house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build him a house, seeing heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain him? Now therefore send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that knows how to grave all manner of gravings, to be with the skilful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide. Send me also cedar-trees, fir-trees, and algum-trees, out of Lebanon; for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon: and, behold, my servants shall be with your servants, even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great and wonderful. ( 10 ) And, behold, I will give to your servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

2 Chronicles 6 : 18 - But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have builded!

Zechariah 4 : 8 - Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says Jehovah of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain; and he shall bring forth the top stone with shoutings of Grace, grace, to it. Moreover the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and you shall know that Jehovah of hosts has sent me to you. For who has despised the day of small things? for these seven shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel; these are the eyes of Jehovah, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

Zechariah 8 : 9 - Thus says Jehovah of hosts: Let your hands be strong, you that hear in these days these words from the mouth of the prophets that were in the day that the foundation of the house of Jehovah of hosts was laid, even the temple, that it might be built. For before those days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in, because of the adversary: for I set all men every one against his neighbor. But now I will not be to the remnant of this people as in the former days, says Jehovah of hosts.

John 2 : 12 - After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and there they abode not many days. And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables; and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your house shall eat me up. The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign show you to us, seeing that you do these things? Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days? But he spoke of the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spoke this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Acts 20 : 32 - And now I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you the inheritance among all them that are sanctified.

1 Corinthians 3 : 16 - Know you not that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are you.

1 Corinthians 6 : 19 - Or know you not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? and you are not your own; for you were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.

Rebuild ( New Testament )

Matthew 21 : 12 ( Mark 11 : 15, Luke 19 : 45 , John 2 : 13 ) - And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; and he said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but you make it a den of robbers.... ( Luke 19 : 47 ) And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him: and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

Matthew 21 : 42 - Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?

1 Thessalonians 5 : 11 - Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also you do.

Rebuild ( Old Testament )

Ezra 1 : 5 - Then rose up the heads of fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, even all whose spirit God had stirred to go up to build the house of Jehovah which is in Jerusalem. And all they that were round about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered. Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of Jehovah, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put in the house of his gods; even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. And this is the number of them: thirty platters of gold, a thousand platters of silver, nine and twenty knives, thirty bowls of gold, silver bowls of a second sort four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand. All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when they of the captivity were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem

Ezra 6 : 13 - Then Tattenai, the governor beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their companions, because that Darius the king had sent, did accordingly with all diligence. And the elders of the Jews builded and prospered, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Nehemiah 3 : 1 - Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel. And next to him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri. And the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof. And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz. And next to them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel. And next to them repaired Zadok the son of Baana. And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their lord. And the old gate repaired Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof. And next to them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, that appertained to the throne of the governor beyond the River. Next to him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths. And next to him repaired Hananiah one of the perfumers, and they fortified Jerusalem even to the broad wall. And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem. And next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, over against his house. And next to him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabneiah. Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired another portion, and the tower of the furnaces. And next to him repaired Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem, he and his daughters. The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits of the wall to the dung gate ( 13 ). And the dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof. And the fountain gate repaired Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king’s garden, even unto the stairs that go down from the city of David. After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, to the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty men. After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district. After him repaired their brethren, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah. And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another portion, over against the ascent to the armory at the turning of the wall. After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired another portion, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest. After him repaired Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz another portion, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib. And after him repaired the priests, the men of the Plain. After them repaired Benjamin and Hasshub over against their house. After them repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah beside his own house. After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another portion, from the house of Azariah to the turning of the wall, and to the corner. Palal the son of Uzai repaired over against the turning of the wall, and the tower that stands out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired. (Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.) After him the Tekoites repaired another portion, over against the great tower that stands out, and to the wall of Ophel. Above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his own house. After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his own house. And after him repaired Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate. After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another portion. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber. After him repaired Malchijah one of the goldsmiths unto the house of the Nethinim, and of the merchants, over against the gate of Hammiphkad, and to the ascent of the corner. And between the ascent of the corner and the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.

Isaiah 62 : 8 - Jehovah has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored: but they that have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Jehovah; and they that have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary. Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up an ensign for the peoples. Behold, Jehovah has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Jeremiah 31 : 38 - Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that the city shall be built to Jehovah from the tower of Hananel to the gate of the corner. And the measuring line shall go out further straight onward to the hill Gareb, and shall turn about to Goah. ( 40 End ) And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to Jehovah; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

Zechariah 1 : 18 - And I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, four horns. And I said to the angel that talked with me, What are these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And Jehovah showed me four smiths. Then said I, What come these to do? And he spoke, saying, These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head; but these are come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it. And I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither go you? And he said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, and said to him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, by reason of the multitude of men and cattle therein. (2:4)

Zechariah 6 : 10 - Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and come you the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, whither they are come from Babylon; yes, take of them silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and speak to him, saying, Thus speaks Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Jehovah; even he shall build the temple of Jehovah; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Jehovah. And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of Jehovah; and you shall know that Jehovah of hosts has sent me to you. And this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of Jehovah your God.

Haggai 2 : 14 - And now, I pray you, consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of Jehovah. Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the winevat to draw out fifty vessels, there were but twenty. I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the work of your hands; yet you turned not to me, says Jehovah. Consider, I pray you, from this day and backward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, since the day that the foundation of Jehovah's temple was laid, consider it. Is the seed yet in the barn? yes, the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree have not brought forth; from this day will I bless you.

Capstone, Cornerstone, Finial ( Old Testament )

Psalm 118 : 22 - The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner. This is Jehovah’s doing; It is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which Jehovah has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, we beseech you, O Jehovah: O Jehovah, we beseech you, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that comes in the name of Jehovah: We have blessed you out of the house of Jehovah. Jehovah is God, and he has given us light: Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will give thanks to you: You are my God, I will exalt you. Oh give thanks to Jehovah; For he is good; For his lovingkindness endures for ever.

  There are three possible sites to build upon :-

  • Your own life
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  • The Maker's family

The Maker's Manual tells you how

'Living Stones' (1 Peter 2 : 4)
oil on board 40 x 30cm by Todin shows:-
foundation, building, quality, vartiety and individ-
ual importance of each component.




Click on the coloring sheets to get larger versions. Print out and photocopy at up to 200%. Show pictures of great buildings in your own land. Discuss to reveal that the more important any building is, the more it shows how greatly the builders esteem the One for whom they built it.




Click on the Juggler link for
this A4 coloring sheet. Print out and
photocopy as many as needed.

Ask your children each to bring along
a favorite toy. Have a talk-up session
about the toys. Then explain
how to share possessions and have a
'Please Share my ....' game. Try another
game called 'Please lend me your ...'

Send gifts to people whom you know
would receive a gift sympathetically and
genuinely so your children can experience
sharing for real.



House on Rock
This house overlooking the Bristol
Channel, England,.  has weathered
Atlantic storms for many years. It is
built on a foundation of solid rock,
(Matthew 7 : 24)





Picture - Preparations for building the sub-structure
of an offshore windfarm, East Amglia, England. The
multi-core cable at landfall is carefully drilled for and angled to lay beneath the existing sea/flood



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materials - by a local artist





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