Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Firm Foundation

For no one can lay any other foundation than the one we already have -- Jesus Christ.  (1 Cor. 3:11)

  The apostles were diligent in establishing a firm foundation for the New Testament church.  They knew the chief cornerstone had to be Jesus Christ or else the foundation would collapse.  Peter quoting from Isaiah 28:16 said, "Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in him will not be disappointed."

   This reminds me of a past building project.  At age fifty-one, my wife and I built our first house.  We dug footings deep into the Missouri subsoil.  After concrete walls supported with steel rods were poured, we added six inches of rock before pouring the basement floor.  In Missouri, a firm foundation is needed to prevent slippage and sliding when heavy rains turn the clay into liquid mud.

   The same holds true in the Christian life.  If my life is not securely grounded in the Word of God, the temptations of life, the attacks of the evil one, and the pressures of a worldly culture will cause me to fall.  This is why I need to spend time daily in the Bible and prayer.  

Do you have a solid foundation?  Have you made Jesus Christ your chief cornerstone?  Make Jesus the object of your devotion today and every day.

Thought for the Day: A sure foundation stabilizes a man's soul.


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