THEME: CHRIST OUR FOUNDATION
1 Corinthians 3:9-17
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
-Strong foundations are key in every aspect of our lives. In Hebrew the word foundation is yacadh, which means “to found”. In Greek there are two words for foundation, katabole which means “foundation of the world” and themelios which means the “foundation of a building or church”. From today’s scripture; we find that our temples should be built on the Rock which abides forever. God gave king Solomon great wisdom to build the Jerusalem temple on a strong foundation comprising of large stones, costly stones and hewn stones (1 kings 5:17). He also sort the help of king Hiram who availed Cedar poles from Lebanon which are known to be of great value to date. Like the Jerusalem temple was built on a strong foundation our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and should be built on Christ. On Christ alone can we stand when tested by fire and our works will be a true refection of His truth. It is clear that, if anyone builds his temple on gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw and other perishable things, he will be destroyed during the Day of the Lord. That one defiles the temple of God and God will destroy him. We should then remain holy for the temple of God is holy, who is the Holy Spirit in us. Christ is our strong tower, we are called to run to Him and find salvation for our souls.
Your name Lord is a strong tower, we run to You and find safety. We come to Your throne of grace Jesus so that we may find mercy and grace, heal our hearts Lord. Thank You Jehovah for this day that You have made, we rejoice and are glad in it. You are the Rock on which we stand, may the foundation of our bodies be founded on Your precious blood. May Your blood remain on the door posts of our hearts that we may find mercy and salvation in all our going out and coming in. Only Your blood has power to deliver and save us from all the challenges and tribulations that we face. Only Your blood can secure us from all evil including COVID-19, deliver us merciful Father. Heal all those who are sick in hospital and at home for by Your stripes we were healed. God help us to live lives that are pleasing to You. Help us to be witnesses of Your truth and love for only You are worthy of our praises. Cement us in Your love Oh Jesus so that our friendships, relationships and marriages may stand. May Your love prevail over all broken relationships and marriages for You died for our infirmities so that we may have life in abundance. Only You Lord are Holy, only You Lord are worthy of our praises, purify our thoughts and entire beings, and align to Your divine will. We thank You Jesus and praise Your holy name, now and forever. Amen
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