Architectural Metaphors for the Christian Life
Buildings speak. When we stand at the foot of a skyscraper gazing toward the top, the behemoth shouts its imposing prowess. Cozy mountain cottages whisper charming invitations. Well-loved family homes echo treasured memories. But when God builds a house, He declares His covenant faithfulness to His people. David wanted to build God a house, a resting place, as a symbol of his gratitude. But God proclaimed, “I will make you a house,” announcing His promise (2 Sam. 7:11). That’s the gospel that God has embedded in architectural metaphors throughout redemptive history, unfolding the plan for Christ to build His church (Matt. 16:18).