THEME: CHRIST OUR FOUNDATION
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
-The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of knowledge, understanding and wisdom to apply these gifts. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and we are called to avoid all occasions of sin by applying God’s word through grace and follow His will. In all our getting we are called to get wisdom for wisdom is supreme. When we hear God’s word and put it into practice, we gain wisdom and a teachable spirit, and are founded on a rock.
When constructing a building, the contractors must ensure that the foundation is strong lest the building falls. They dig out all the soil and sometimes depending on the proposed size of structure get to the bedrock; where the building will stand firm. King Solomon when instructed to build the Jerusalem temple, he chose the best stones to establish a firm foundation. Jesus despite being rejected; became the Chief corner stone where our faith is built on. Despite having no sin, He suffered, died, and was buried, and on the third day He resurrected from the dead and He lives forever in glory. Upon Christ then we build a strong foundation for we cannot stand upon any other rock apart from Him. We have seen many businesses, careers, relationships, marriages, institutions, churches struggle and fall because they were not build upon Christ. No other foundation can anyone lay than Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11). We should always look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2), so that we may find salvation for our souls. The throne is likened to mount Zion which endures forever. We should also build for ourselves a foundation for eternal life through good works and being willing to share with the poor. We are also called to pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace and always do God’s will, by which we build a firm foundation on the Rock who is Christ Jesus.
Thank You Lord for giving us the privilege to see this new day and to hear Your word daily, we magnify Your holy name. Many Christians are persecuted all over the world and hunger for Your word but are unable to hear You, remember them merciful Father. Use us Jesus to reach out to them for the furtherance of Your kingdom and grant them the gift of salvation. Forgive us all our sins and sins of the whole world Jesus and cover us with Your precious blood. Give us teachable spirits Holy Spirit so that we may learn from You as You bring to remembrance Your word. Your word has power to heal, teach, transform, convict and save, help us to lay our foundation on Your truth especially during challenging times such as these. Help us to walk upright having faith and hope in You Jesus for by this reason You came. Restore us physically, psychologically, financially, economically, politically, socially and spiritually merciful Father, for Your love for us is everlasting. Heal all those who are sick and deliver us from the corona virus merciful Father. Answer all our hearts desires Lord according to Your divine will, according to Your merciful love. Bless our going out and coming in Abba Father and protect us from all evil. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
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