You can build. You can destroy. Which do you prefer doing? Most people would say they prefer to build. After all it's only the three year boy that likes to destroy things, right? I can say that because I have one. They simply don't know any better.
Now, building, that is something that takes maturity. Any child can destroy. But adults can too. Are you living like a child who destroys or an mature adult who builds? What are you building? What are you destroying? How are all your relationship going? Are you building them? Destroying them?
As Jesus followers we are told to encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We must build each other up. Not destroy each other. And not stand around doing nothing like those construction workers!
Too often we stand around and keep our hands off the work of molding each other. It's tough work. Construction is tough work! But don't be caught standing around doing nothing.
In 1 Peter 2:5 we learn that we are like living stones which are being built up as spiritual house, to be holy ministers, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God. Peter is saying that the end game is offering spiritual sacrifices to God. Living for him! Glorifying him. Worshiping him. Peter says that the means to the end is by being built up as servants. Being built up! One of the most significant ways we will be built up to worship God is through life together with other believers. Brothers and sisters who will encourage you, challenge you, reproach you. Friends in Jesus who will be a construction worker in your life.
If we are not built up well we cannot worship God well. If you're brothers and sisters in Christ are not built up well, they cannot worship God well. Together we are the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). Together we worship.
Don't destroy. Don't stand around doing nothing. Build.
worship Him 24/7...