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Ravi Zacharias told about doing a lectureship several years ago at the Ohio State University. As he was being driven to the lecture, they passed what was then the "new" Wexner Art Center. The driver commented, "This is a new art building for the university. It is a fascinating building designed in the post-modernist view of reality."


Zacharias described this fascinating building. He said, "The building has no pattern. Staircases go nowhere. Pillars support nothing. The architect designed the building to reflect [the post-modernist view of] life. It went nowhere and was mindless and senseless.


Zacharias said, "I turned to the man describing it and asked, 'Did they do the same thing with the foundation?'" And the man laughed [and answered]: "You can't do that with a foundation."


Jesus says that the person who builds on the firm foundation is "wise." Prov. 4:7 -- "Wisdom is supreme, therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." Prov. 9:10 -- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

How does Jesus define the person who is a wise builder? He describes the wise builder as a person who hears the word of God and is then faithful in doing the word of God.


(From a sermon by Michael Luke, Building Your Life in the New Year, 5/5/2011)

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