With 50% of marriages ending in divorce our families need a solid foundation!
1 Corinthians 3:9b-11 (NKJV)
“…you are God’s field, you are God’s building.10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another build on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Foundations come in various forms. According to International Building Code (IBC), you can build a foundation out of formed concrete, out of brick, or out block re-enforced with steel. These standard building practices have stood the test of time. As a IBC tested and certified builder I’ve learned that if I use IBC building practices, my house will stand every time.
So Paul is saying if you’ll trust the master builder, “Jesus Christ” and pay attention to the details, you’ll have an amazing life and after life in Christ!
However, isn’t it fair to assume that if you do what someone else has done which has failed, that you’ll experience failure as well? To expect to be the exception to the rule is foolish! It’s the same with having Abundant life, we need a solid foundation, a proven building technique that has stood the test of time so please don’t think you’ll be the exception!
Hear the words of Jesus in Luke 6:46-49 (NKJV)
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 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. [a] 49 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.”
Friends, PLEEEAAASSE, build your life on the time proven powerful principles of God’s word!
You’ll find long lasting joy that only Jesus brings! Please don’t be foolish doing what others have done and suffered the consequences! Maybe you’re not used to building like this because of how you were raised, remember just because it’s new to you, doesn’t mean it’s not trustworthy. Don’t ignore what is proven over and again to stand in the tough times. Building your life with Jesus as your Rock will offer an unshakable foundation that the lived-out words of Jesus bring to your life! Friends you’ll be glad you did so will your kids. I promise you if you’ll build your life on God’s word “YOUR” house will stand every time as well!