My name is Jacob Raspob and I’m a retired real estate contractor, I’ve spent a significant part of my life building houses and helping clients achieve their dream homes through new home construction and remodels. When it comes to building a new house and planting gardens, I cannot stress enough the importance of seeking wisdom and understanding at every step of the process.
In my experience, it’s wise to base plans and decisions on the Word of God. As Holy Scripture declares in Proverbs 24:3-4, “By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established.” Building your home on a strong foundation of faith in God’s Word ensures that it will stand the test of time and weather all the storms life throws at you.
It’s important to give thanks to God for His provision and for the daily bread He provides. As a contractor, I always remind my clients to appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into building a new home. I encourage them to create a peaceful dwelling in their master bedroom where they can find rest and peace.
Through the years, I’ve seen multiple clients focus on the superficial aspects of the building process, such as fancy hardware and extravagant landscaping. While that is fine, it’s important to remember that it’s the building process of the foundations, wall layouts, and general foot-traffic flow that is of the utmost importance. It’s during this time that we learn patience, perseverance, and trust in God’s plan for our lives.
Take it from me, building a home is an exciting journey, but it’s also a challenging one! By seeking wisdom and understanding, building on the foundation of God’s Word, and giving thanks for His provision, we can create a home that reflects God’s love and grace and serves as a haven of rest and refuge for all who enter.
10 Bible Verses for New Home Construction
- “By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4
- “For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” – Hebrews 3:4
- “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders’ labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” – Psalm 127:1
- “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” – 1 Corinthians 3:7
- “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24
- “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8
- “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.” – Ephesians 5:22-23
- “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25
- “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15
- “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
I have seen firsthand the joy that comes from watching a family settle into their new home. The pride and satisfaction of a job well done never fade, and it’s a feeling that I wish for all those who are building a home.
So whether you’re a first-time home builder or a seasoned pro, I encourage you to embrace the journey and enjoy the process. Trust in the wisdom and guidance of those around you, and most importantly, have faith that your new home will be a reflection of the love and care that went into building it.
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