The Foundation

1 Corinthians 3:10-12  By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

It is building season in the Midwest. Houses are popping up faster than the perennials in my flower beds. I have always dreamed of building a new house, but all of the decisions associated with that process overwhelm me. I tend to be drawn to the older homes and the process of restoring those beauties back to their original grandeur. No matter the age or style of the home you choose, they all begin with a foundation. A solid foundation is crucial in any building project.

The foundation of your faith life is Jesus Christ. He is the cornerstone and architect of your faith. What materials will you use to build your Christian life on the foundation that has been set for you? You aren’t going to want to cut any corners in this build. Be deliberate and choose well. You are God’s temple. Build it wisely!

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