BIBLE READING: PSALM 61; ISAIAH 28:14-18; MATTHEW 7:24-27
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. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.1 Cor. 3:10-11 (NKJV).
One wonderful Blessing in Christ is the Foundation that He provides for all who live by His Grace. As with buildings, our lives also need solid foundations. Our Foundation is a Person: Jesus Christ; For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 3:11).
By the Grace of God enabling him, Paul ministered the Gospel of Jesus Christ; According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the Foundation (1 Cor. 3:10). In doing this, He was laying the only Reliable Spiritual Ground for living as God intended.
So many people attempt to lay other foundations for their lives. Some turn to Earthly riches, others hope in human wisdom while others put their confidence in personal power and influence. Such vain pursuits are like attempting to construct a building upon shifting, sinking sand.
Our lives need a Rock Foundation. It has always been the Father’s Purpose to provide such for His people. David experienced this as he trusted in the Lord. “From the end of the Earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I” (Ps. 61:2).
The Ultimate Expression of God being a Rock to His people would be in the Coming of the Son of God to Earth as a Man to redeem man. This Great Plan the Lord promised through Isaiah; “Behold, I lay in Zion a Stone for a Foundation, a Tried Stone, a Precious Cornerstone, a Sure Foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily” (Isa. 28:16). The Lord Jesus is that Proven, Priceless and Secure Foundation. Now, all who stand on Him by faith will be stabilized.
O Lord my Rock, You are the only Foundation that I will ever need for my life. I have tried to stand on so many things that proved to be sinking sand. Lord, I want to place all of my hope for spiritual stability in You. When circumstances threaten to shake me, become my Rock of Refuge in the storm in Jesus’ Name. Amen.