A pillar of society is someone who is universally respected, reliable, decent, and hard-working. A person who is more of a giver than taker; often engaging in voluntary work and taking up worthy causes. How would you like to have one of those in the building where you work? That pillar of the workplace would have permanency. Unless where we work they are trying to tear down those pillars. Which is happening! The workplace can fill us with more stress and friction than anything because of difficult co-workers, bosses, or customers. O.K., how about having one of those pillars at home as a spouse, brother, or sister. That would be a heavenly home. Then again, of all the terrible domestic happenings it seems like those pillars are being torn down to destroy family life. What about the pillars at school? Are they your teachers or fellow students? Many people say that the educational system is in shambles, suggesting that those pillars don’t exist. What building can you walk into where the pillars are there, standing tall and strong?
Before we can be a pillar in the buildings we enter into, first we have to allow God to make us a pillar in His house, our soul. Satan wants to tear down those pillars to destroy God’s building, and to destroy our family, schools, Church and workplace. We become a pillar in the house of God by recognizing what Christ has done for us on the Cross. He has taken every despicable, cheating, backstabbing, lying, slanderous, and jealous nature within us and covered it with His blood. Christ removes the earth shaking nature of sin to give us stability in turbulent times. He makes us a strong and tall pillar that upholds the very fabric of society, that will not tremble, break, or fall. The presence of the Holy Spirit puts into our heart the words of God’s love, kindness, peace, mercy, joy, faith, goodness, perseverance, and self-control. We overcome the sin nature through Christ living in us, and God makes us a pillar in His House. “All that God looks at is Christ in you.” Jimmy Swaggart.
“Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Revelation 3:12 King James Version (KJV)