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The Right Foundation

No one can lay any other foundation than the one we already have -- Jesus Christ ~ 1 Corinthians 3:11

My family lives in a new townhome community. So new, in fact, that as I type these words, two new sets of townhomes are going up right across the street. Sitting at my desk, I see a dozen or so men working in the cold and rain to get these homes done before winter sets in.

(And, as a side note, there are several Amish among these dozen or so construction workers--using electric nail guns and driving construction vehicles. What's the deal with that?)

Long before these men showed up, though, others came to pour a cement foundation. Once the foundation was poured, nothing occurred on the site for several weeks. This caused my son to wonder what the hold up was.

I informed him that once a foundation is poured, you have to allow time for it to settle. Because if the foundation isn't right, the builders will be working in vain.

Similarly, the foundation for life must be right as well. If it is not, all our efforts are in vain. In the Old Testament, David would say, "Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain" (Psalm 127:1).

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul would add to that in 1 Corinthians. Not only does the Lord need to do the building, but that building must be done on top of the rock-solid foundation of Jesus Christ.

Many people make success, career, money, fame, sports, music, or something else the foundation of their lives. These foundations, however, cannot hold the weight of life. They are all shifting sand.

If you want a life that endures difficulty, overcomes obstacles, and stands the test of a lifetime, then you need to be building on Jesus Christ. He must be your foundation.

Is He yours?

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