Solid Foundation

Earlier this year a man asked about his “post-modern” graduate education. He had been impacted by the Freedom in Christ message, but the instruction he was receiving was from a different perspective – to put it mildly. If you want your life and work to be meaningful and lasting, then you must have the right foundation. Jesus said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it” (Matt. 7:24-27).

The lady who sent me yesterday’s testimony said her life was not built on the right foundation, and she was led astray. Then she found Christ and the “winds blew,” but her life didn’t crumble. The apostle Paul wrote, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of this world, and not according to Christ” (Col. 2:8). This is the biggest challenge facing the church in our post-modern world. Is your life based on who you are in Christ, or is it based on humanism? If we don’t have the right foundation then what we build won’t last.

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit” (Eph. 2:19,22).

Dr. Neil

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