Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1 Corinthians 3:11

“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (NASB)


“For no man can lay a foundation (themelios: of a building, wall, city; beginnings, first principals) other than the one which is laid (keimai: set, appointed, of things put or set in any place), which is Jesus Christ.”


For no man can lay a foundation or beginning principal other than the one which is laid and appointed already, which is Jesus Christ.


Now I’m no contractor but I do know that if I attempted to build a house without any foundation, that house would not last long. This verse is telling us that Jesus Christ is the foundation and if your "house" is built upon any other thing, it is in fact foundation-less. There is much revelation within this verse that will keep you from being shaken when trials and tribulations come. It is no wonder that so many fall when the winds begin to blow – it’s not that their foundation is bad, it’s the simple fact that it is nonexistent. So I ask you, do you have a foundation? Be assured – go back and remove all floors and roofs and take a good hard look at your cornerstone. If it's built upon your job, it will fall. If it is built upon your church, it will be tossed about. If it's built upon your reputation, it will tumble down. What is your entire life built upon? It must be upon the LORD Jesus Christ alone.

1 comment:

Mike and Barb said...

Beautifully put Joel! God Bless and thank you.