Testing the foundation

Laying the foundation
It’s amazing to me that there are structures built by hand that have survived thousands of years

I’ve been fascinated with survival shelters and primitive shelters lately. What if I one day was in a situation where I needed to build myself a survival shelter? How would I make it? What materials could I use? What kind of foundation would it have?

And, I don’t know about you, but the idea of a snake crawling in with me freaks me out. Would elevating the shelter a little bit keep out most snakes? What about bugs?

Okay, if I were honest, I’m not sure I would survive even with a survival shelter.

Where is my foundation?

God has been speaking to me a lot about foundations. It keeps coming up in Scripture as I read it. It also has come up in church, in random things people post, and in discussions I’ve had on and off-line.

I just finished Romans, and am now into 1 Corinthians. This morning, I read:

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1. Cor 3:11, NASB)

The gospel is so simple:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Can I trust my foundation?

” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:5-6)

I’m an imperfect human. I don’t get things right, and my brain is small. There’s no way I could ever have a perfect understanding of God.

But I can seek Him. I can search for Him. I can ask for wisdom.

And I can trust my foundation, that Christ loved the world, came to save it, and in doing so He fulfilled God’s plan. I submit myself only to Christ, to see things through His lens.

In knowing Him, I find the Way.



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