The older I get, the more trials that I have faced, I have learned that I need Jesus more and more. He is the strong and firm foundation that can not be moved. No matter what storms come, no matter what tribulations arise, Jesus can weather any thing that comes against us. He is our shelter in the time of need. He is our comfort in the time of sorrow.He is a light to our dark path. He is our refuge in times of danger and he is our strong and mighty hand that cannot be moved by our infirmaties.
What kind of foundation are building on? Are you living a life for Christ? Are you doing for others? Or are you working to increase your wealth upon this earth? Are you concerned with the cares of this life or are you building upon the foundation of Christ? Lets look to what the word of God says about building upon a strong foundation.
Matthew 7:21-27: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Christ is the only foundation that you can build upon to get you to Heaven. 1 Corinthians 3:11 says, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” If you are trying to build wealth and riches upon this earth than you are building a foundation upon the sand. Start building your firm foundation upon the rock, which is Jesus Christ.
A man cannot work his way to Heaven. There is nothing we can do that would be good enough. Our righteousness is as filthy rags before the eyes of God. Giving to the poor, feeding the hungry are great things you can do but they will not get you to Heaven. You must first receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior and then you can build toward a strong foundation in Christ. You can receive riches in Heaven for the things you did on this earth such as giving to the poor but if you haven’t received Christ first, then you are not going to receive eternal life.
My hope is built on nothing less
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my 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.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
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.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.