6th June 2020
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.”
1 Corinthians 3:11-13 (NKJV)
I have been amazed at how many ‘renovation’ shows there are available to watch on TV.
The program usually begins with someone finding a rundown property, and then shows the process of partly demolishing, cleaning up, rebuilding and then furnishing the finished product - which needless to say looks amazing.
Without fail there will be some point in the process where the cameras focus on someone saying - ‘Come look at this - we’ve got a problem’.
In some instances the ‘problem’ has been that the foundations have almost totally collapsed, and what looked like a house with a reasonable structure is actually very unstable.
Foundations are critical to the longevity and stability of a house, and even more important are the foundations we build our own lives on.
A house can look fantastic on the outside but with faulty foundations it will not last. A person’s life can look great for a season on the outside but without solid foundations it can collapse in a storm.
In our world at the moment many of the normal ‘sure’ things in so many people’s lives appear quite unstable. There is much uncertainty and also fear of the unknown. However Jesus gave us a solution to that dilemma.
"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25 (NKJV)
God’s plan for each of our lives is stability and He has given us the master plan for that to happen. That plan is to have our feet firmly established on Jesus and His instruction for life.
My encouragement today is - keep your feet firmly established on Jesus and you will weather whatever storms may come. Also, you may become a shelter and encouragement for someone who does not yet know Jesus.