Right now, your foundation is super important.
Think about a home. If you don’t have a strong, sturdy foundation, then you are going to suffer damage to your home. We are getting a lot of rain here where we live in central Texas. We are thankful that our home has a strong and sturdy foundation because otherwise, well, the clay underneath the foundation swelling up would cause issues with the walls and roof. We would have cracks, leaks, or worse.
We read about this exact thing in the gospel narrative Jesus shared with His followers. We can read His words in Matthew 7:24-27.
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Right now, amidst the chaos of daily life, the constant fluctuations of what is “normal”, we must have a firm foundation. We must make sure our foundation, our beliefs and understands, are rooted in truth. Because, in the end, that is all that matters.
We don’t know what is coming. We don’t know where any of this chaos will lead. We do know that God knows and understands and can bring it all to His glory. He will use this. That doesn’t mean it is His doing but he can USE this to bring glory to His name.
As we were reminded this morning while watching the video of the junior high/high school Bible class on II Samuel 10, no matter what, God uses things to His purpose. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (Isaiah 45:23, Romans 14:11)
Use this time wisely. Focus on your relationship with God. Read His word. A lot. Firm up your foundation because it will be shaken. If it is strong, firm, rooted on the rock, thought, it will not fall. Where is your foundation and hope?
My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
words: Edward Mote
music: William B Bradbury
1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.
2 When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in ev’ry high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]
3 His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]
4 When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]
Lori, At Home.