Philosophy View of Walls
A wall is a structure and a surface that defines an area. Carries a load. Provides security. Shelter, soundproofing; or is decorative. It is also a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land.
Biblical View of Walls
And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty. 1st Samuel 20:25 KJV
To build a strong wall it needs a solid foundation and usually takes a lot of time and effort. This can be compared to our Christian journey as we build our spiritual walls. It is not easy and also needs a strong foundation to build and strengthen it. There will be obstacles along the way like discouragements, trials and tribulations. We see this opposition in the book of Nehemiah (particularly chapters 4-6).
The encouraging truth is that solid spiritual walls can be built with God’s help if we persevere. Compare a walled city that is surrounded by a concrete wall as opposed to a city that has a less sturdy wall built from wood. I would dare say that the city surrounded by concrete will be much stronger and more easily defended from the enemy’s attack, it would be much more secure. It’s possible it would also be well known and established, because walled cities usually are not just temporary structures that could easily be overrun.
The wall protects the city from the external surroundings and it might be visible for miles around. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of buildings that have laid waste for many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. Isaiah 58:12 AMP That is how the Lord God of Daniel wants us as Christians, his children to be established: strong, mighty, and firm believers with a testimony that should be a light in this dark world we are living in.
God wants from us a consistent lifestyle that is distinctly Christlike with clear separation from the values and the attitudes of the unbelieving world. In the book of Nehemiah 1-3 contains several vital principles and gives us a good demonstration of how we can build spiritual walls and reinforce spiritual disciplines in our lives. We build our walls through constant, continuous, repetitive actions until they become second nature. Building our spiritual wall with the wrong materials will reveal what it’s made of when the storms of life comes. Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that
Jerusalem is desolate, and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” Nehemiah 2:17 KJV
Ways of building spiritual walls Rid ourselves of Malice Always forgive others Always demonstrate the fruit of the spirit Daily reading of God’s word Daily prayer Serving Giving Regular fasting Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls beside the king’s garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah. 2nd Kings 25:4 KJV
Natural Wall Building Brick Towel Wood Tape Measure Brick/String Line Shovel Hammer Bolster
Concrete Conclusion: Despite the damage sin causes us mentally, spiritually, and physically, the blood of Jesus Christ washes us whiter than snow and makes us brand new. Through human eyes, it may seem impossible, but nothing is impossible with God, we have everything we need to build up our spiritual wall if our trust is in him. Isaiah 26:3 makes a good point that we should always put our trust in God to have that perfect base which helps to lay the foundation to build our spiritual wall. That wall will be indestructible because God is its architect.
Therefore, when we fall into sin let us not doubt our spiritual growth if indeed we have been growing. Rather let us keep our eyes on the gates, watching and praying so that the enemy does not catch us off guard, infiltrate our spiritual wall and lead us outside the wall. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 KJV.