All buildings that are meant to last require a foundation that is laid on something very solid and often very deep. Jesus addressed the foundations of our lives. The stone of which he speaks are solid issues of truth and uprightness. With lives built upon truth, we will have meaningful and successful living. If our foundation is laid upon other things, we will falter and crumble when pressure arises. Please read what Jesus said.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
The Bible gives us truth to build upon. Well-known are the 10 Commandments in Exodus chapter twenty and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters five through seven. If you want to remind yourself of the “stone” upon which your foundation will stand, read those sections again.
The Apostle Paul wrote.
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest… and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss… 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
Dr. Jed N. Snyder is the President, Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc.; and the Pastor at Augusta Street Church, West Columbia. To contact him visit www.jedministries.com or e-mail [email protected]