For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11
Some years ago, I was a laborer on a remodel of a home near here. The new addition on this home went smoothly; our work quick and uneventful. The original house, however, did not contain a right angle where any two surfaces met. My boss informed me that it had been built on huge logs instead of frost-proof footers. Expensive, up-to-code retrofitting took care of the footer problem, but the resultant mess above-grade was a frame and floorings torqued over years of seasonal movement. Working with those obstacles was not our finest hour.
Jesus warned of attempting to live life on the “sand” of worldly wisdom, and not on the rock which He alone is. You can read His words in Matthew 7:24-27, as He explained the contrast between two choices.
There, He warned that simply being exposed to His Words was not enough. Verse 26 says, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” Knowing, and then doing, are inextricably linked in following the Master.
So we too desire for all to build their life upon Christ. No word can surpass His Word. Little wonder that a church named “Cornerstone” would be a bit consumed by that reference found in Ephesians 2:20: …having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone…
If we were left to following the latest trends of man, we would have no foundation. We might as well go out back and play in the sand, and pretend the rain will never come our way.
That’s one plan…