A Firm FoundationJune 20, 2011
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25
Life is filled with challenge. But when the storms of life come, we have something to say about the stand we take.
Our life is the building and Jesus is the foundation. (1 Corinthians 3:11). You can build your life on Jesus’ substantial, solid, undergirding grace. “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed” (Isaiah 28:16). Jesus is tested, costly, and firmly placed. When you believe in Him, you step onto solid footing.
The promises of God are true, and we can hold on to them. When we do what the Word of God says to do, we will have the results that the Word says we will have (James 1:22-25). Get a Bible with good binding, get a pen and a highlighter, and renew your commitment to reading and the meditation and confession of God’s Word.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Even though we live in a shaky, fallen world, there is solid bedrock underneath all this impermanence—and His name is Jesus!
Pastor Jeff Perry
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