This post is Day 12 in a series of studies about “Who is God”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Who is God – Day 12

Isaiah 62:5

As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

The Thought

Today let’s think about the idea of marrying our Builder! A builder constructs or repairs buildings. And if you have a builder in the family, that person will be very much appreciated because they can repair walls, replace windows, and put fallen tiles back on the roof!

There are other references to the body of Christ on the earth being a building. And all of us know that the world in general thinks of “church” as the building believers visit on Sunday. But in God’s eyes the church is His people being built together. A group of believers with no walls. So no limits to the size!

Jesus told Peter that his expression of belief would be the rock on which Jesus built His church (Matthew 16:16-18). The church of Jesus Christ is definitely not a building. But it is an ever growing group of believers living out what He teaches.

Other versions of this verse use the word “sons” instead of builder. Often there is a note telling us the alternative translation. In Biblical times with no organised social services a widow relied on her sons to care for her and “build her up”.


Pray today for God’s church worldwide, that we would all live as the bride of Christ, and that the bridegroom would rejoice over us!

More than 20 years ago I had a series of visions showing me what God was doing in His church. I learned that He is the builder, and I must never criticise what He is doing. (The book of my visions, “Transported by the Lion of Judah” is sold in many countries and is available in French, German and Spanish, here.)

Read Isaiah 62 and be encouraged.

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