BUILDING ON A FIRM FOUNDATION

In these last days all we seem to see is self-seeking, self-focused, greedy vulchers who continue to rise to the top and the Lord appears to be doing absolutely nothing to stop these mad men. However, the Lord is allowing people to do whatever they want to. It is free will, but these people will find themselves left behind to endure the tribulation which for most of that time as well these people will probably be living a very good life making lots of money and getting lots of attention while ignoring God’s judgments. They will not realize their doom until the Lord comes back the second time when they find out that heaven is not their home.

As the writer said, sometimes God’s way does not look very profitable. His way is not the popular way. It is not the way where everybody around you is going to cheer you on. His way is not going to place you on television so you can gain fans, or consolation, or a cheering team. It takes guts to press on alone, not to follow the crowd but to follow Jesus and do what is right in His eyes.

When the earth is shaking, and the buildings are crumbling, and the soil beneath your feet begins to divide there is NO ONE who can help you at that moment but Jesus. Who will YOU be calling on when that moment comes? -Admin-

No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV)

The fifty-five-story skyscraper began to sway and vibrate as the earth tremors grew more intense: The quake climbed to 7.0 on the Richter scale. Small buildings crumpled into unrecognizable heaps of rubble. When the shaking stopped and the thick dust cleared, the skyscraper was still standing.

Developers and contractors had planned for the worst, and their foresight paid off. Fortifying the structure with extra steel beams and a special shock-absorption coil system had cost thousands of additional dollars. But when the ultimate test came, their investment stood firm.

In His parable of the wise builder (1 Corinthians 3:5-15), Jesus made this very point: the foundation is everything: A life built on self-reliance and self-seeking motivations is destined for collapse. But a life based on the lordship of Christ and obedience to God’s principles is unshakable.

Are you a wise builder, or have you settled for the sinking sands of convenience? Sometimes, following the Lord’s direction may appear to be unprofitable, especially when you are criticized or ridiculed for doing so. But when the storms come, temporary rewards are blown away, and unwise builders are left with nothing.

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