Summary: Jesus is our sure foundation. There is no other that will stand the storms of life and last for eternity.
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Pastor James May
OUR SURE FOUNDATION
Everywhere you look today, whether, in your own life, on the TV, or in the news, there are people whose lives are falling into ruin. Thousands of families are headed for destruction, as the love of many grows cold. Relationships among people are crumbling. Even churches are falling apart, and businesses are falling into disarray. The whole world seems to be heading for self-destruction.
Why are so many lives being ruined? Why is every nation on earth facing such tragic and dire circumstances? Why does it seem that the world is coming apart at the seams?
The answer lies in the Word of God and can easily be found by anyone who is willing to search for the truth with an open mind. That’s the trouble with the world though; they refuse to hear the truth and would rather believe the deception and lies of the devil.
Isaiah 28:16 (quickview) , "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."
The reason that so much needless tragedy is prevalent in our world is that most of us don’t build our lives, our nations, or our world upon a sure foundation.
The Lord God of Heaven has determined what will constitute a sure foundation. That foundation must be solid, unshakeable, perfect and without flaw. That foundation must be tried, tested and proven sure. That foundation is the Lord Jesus Christ and His death on the cross, burial in a borrowed tomb, His resurrection from the dead by His own power; and His subsequent rise to the eternal Heavens where He has sat down at the Father’s right hand to signify that He has completed His work in becoming that sure foundation.
Matthew 16:16-18 (quickview) , "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
There can be no other foundation upon which to build our lives than belief and trust in the unshakeable foundation of the Jesus Christ. When man is confronted with the question of where he will place his confidence, man will trust anything but Jesus because to trust in Jesus means that we must submit to His authority and live according to His law. Man refuses to bend his knee or bow to the Lord and, therefore, continues to build upon foundations that will surely fall.