A Firm Foundation
If I were to ask you, What is the most important part of any structure, Any house, skyscraper, hospital building,
etc. What would your answer be? And of course the answer would be its foundation.
See, it doesn't matter how beautiful of a structure you build, It doesn't matter how glamourous the building is,
without a proper foundation under it, supporting it, it will eventually fall.
One of the greatest and best known examples in our world today, is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
But we must understand, it wasn't built to lean. It was constructed to be the Tower of Pisa, not the leaning tower
of Pisa. But subsequently it began to lean, five years after it's construction due to a poor substrate, very poor soil
In the Bible , Jesus warns us of such things in our lives. Jesus certainly understands, that for any Christian to lead
and have the kind of life that He intended us to have,
The First thing you must do is lay the foundation in your life. A proper foundation. A foundation that will not cause
you to lean back towards the life, He saved you from. A foundation that will not cause you to lean back towards the
world, but a Firm foundation that will keep you walking perfectly upright and straight for Jesus.
In Matthew 7:24-29 we have Jesus' words speaking to us today through His Holy Bible.
read verses 24-25.
Here Jesus tells us the proper way, The Godly way to lay the founation for our lives. This is God's blueprint to
follow. Follow it and find success, Decline it and find certain failure, it's your choice.
Jesus says here in these two verses, Anyone, man woman or child that hears my words, and actually does
what He says todo, is a wise person.
Notice Jesus doesn't say, if you sit through a 30 minute sermon without falling asleep is a wise person.
He doesn't say, reading your Bible 15 minutes a day makes you a wise person. He doesn't say praying 3 times
a day makes you a wise person, Although they are all wonderful things and things we should be doing,
But Jesus says, First Hear My Words, But wisdom is found in obedience to His Words.
Jesus says, A proper foundation for your life comes through hearing His words, And then applying them to your life
and living them. These two things are handcuffed together. Doing one without the other, should never happen.
Why come to church and sit through sermon after sermon, Why read your Bible at home daily, IF you're not
going to apply what you've heard and learned?
Also, without hearing God's Word preached regularly and without reading your bible regularly, You certainly will
not choose to live a life pleasing to God. The two work together.
Jesus says, A wise person, does both of these things. Jesus says, that will be an everlasting foundation for
your life to be built upon. And if you chose to hear, read and study God's Holy Book and then Apply and live what
you've learned to your life, in vs. 25 you will be able to stand when the storms of life hit you square in the face.
Why? You will stand, when you receive bad news. You will stand when you get laid off from work? You will