What’s on your foundation? In His Word 9-5/6-16

What’s on your foundation? In His Word 9-5/6-16

 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 3:10

Jesus told us about a couple of men, both wise and foolish who built houses. One took the time to build his house on the rocks which signifies a firm foundation; the other on the sand which eludes to a soft and movable foundation. We do not want to build our home on ground that will shift so why would we want to build our spiritual life on ground that shifts? 
Today we are blessed with so many avenues for hearing the Word of God spoken, or reading books that are detailed versions of it and then there are some that are so far off that they take one verse and build a full following from it. We need to be cautious as followers of Christ that we do just that, follow Him not the people whom we are reading or studying under. After all people are fallible, God is not. Sometimes we start to think we know what to do, what to teach and where to put our selves in life but if we do not line it up with the will of God we are fighting a useless battle to achieve the goals we think we want. The world tells us to follow our own ideas of what is best and what is right but God’s Word tells us different.
We need to begin with Christ and then build on it with the Word of God through Bible Studies, Church services as well as personal reading and prayer.

 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours. 23 And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.1 Corinthians 3:18-23

So, foundations; what is your foundation? Is it in Christ alone or did you come into the kingdom through a side gate? Are you sitting on a bench in church listening to His Word and just not quite giving it your all to live it each day? Or are you just going to church for something to do to hang with your friends? Think for a moment about the day that you asked Christ into your life, into your heart; did you progress from that point or did you just do it because your friends did and now you want to go out and do your own thing? The beginning of your salvation is important because it is your foundation in which to build your life in Christ. Of course Christ being the corner stone means He will hold the foundation together but you have to be sure you have that Corner Stone in place in order to build upon the foundation.
Now and then I dream of having my ranch-camp-Bed and Breakfast parcel of land. While I was searching for land in one of the areas I saw a nice foundation standing ready to be build upon. The land was for sale, the plumbing lines were set but the foundation was all that was there. I wondered why they never build upon it. Then I remembered some homes the news had shown after a fire burned through an area and all that was left of some of the homes was the foundation. Many people have build homes again on top of the old foundations because the were build well enough that it was possible; some were not strong enough to be rebuilt and the ground had to be reworked so that a stronger new foundation could be built.
What am I trying to say? When we have accepted Christ yet we do not really understand why we need to get into His Word, our Bibles and find out what to do to strengthen our knowledge in Christ. We can’t just walk around with Christ and not build a foundation for our corner stone to be placed in. Our Salvation is in Christ and our Foundation should be in Him not in a church someplace that we were at when we felt the need to go forward to pray. Our salvation is not through a denomination but through the Holy Spirit working in us to bring us to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Once we accept that He is the Christ who has come to save us then we can build on that; but the building must come from the best wood, stone, etc., in the Bible not just by word of mouths who mean well and maybe are from God but He wants us to dig in His Word. He wants us to be studying to show ourselves ready and strong and right in His eyes. Don’t let the lack of a group get you down but begin today reading the Bible and asking God to open your eyes to what you are reading to truly understand what His Spirit is telling you today. Listen to the sermon in church and then go home and study the Word of God using the scriptures listed, but taking the time to see what it is all about and what God wants for you to place on your foundation to build your life in Christ.

Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path. Romans 9:32

When our foundation is I Christ, and we get the truth straight from His Word then we will not stumble over the rock in the path because we will see the rock for what it is. God will bring understanding when it is needed when we walk our path with Him.
Don’t take every word you here as truth, study the Word of God for yourself and grow your foundation today!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that Your Word has been written down so we may grow in foundation and  in strength in You and then in knowledge and wisdom according to Your Word. Help us to follow You, not a person, but the One who speaks through them. In Jesus name amen.

Suggested Reading; Psalm 62:1-12, 2Samuel 22:1-51, Romans 9 :1-33