Christ – the foundation of our salvation

Yes, no one can build another foundation beside the one that already exists – that is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)

You must have heard stories about how someone has started building a house and then at one point decided to build a few more floors or make the house bigger, but the foundation can not hold. The house becomes lopsided and prone to collapse or, even worse, collapses and people die.

The same thing can happen to us. We went to Sunday school or come from a Christian family. Even at a young age, we began to build on Christ, but then our simple ability to understand Christ was insidiously corrupted and we began to believe in the Universe, some Higher Power, Being or energies instead. Our faith must be based on Jesus Christ, otherwise in the day of the Lord, when the fire tests our work, nothing will remain but ashes.

I once happened to watch a documentary where a woman with tears in her eyes testified about how her husband had adored her, but now he was dead and she could no longer love herself. It was all very sad, because it was obvious that she had built her life on him. Our spouse cannot be the foundation or idol of our life. At one point, he/she is not there anymore and if your life was based on him/her, then you will no longer be able to live. The most secure and eternal rock is Christ.

Or do you believe in karma, that buddha is good, allah is good and so is Christ? Everything is mixed together. Such an option also does not pass in Christ. As a Christian, you must dedicate your life to Christ alone and base it on the Word of God. Only Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Have you ever thought about why you go to church? Do you even read the Bible? Do you have any idea who Jesus was, what He taught? Or is the church just a nice place where you are welcomed, you have friends there and you treat it as a great club? You listen to sermons in church every Sunday, but do you put it into practice?

Now everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. And it rained heavily, and the waters came, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house, but it did not fall, because it was built on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. And the torrential rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house, and it fell, and its collapse was grievous.” (Matthew 7:24-27)

1988 an earthquake hit Armenia, in which many people died. Later it turned out that there were faults in the buildings there, which is why the loss of life was so high.

How do you build your life? Do you apply God’s Word in your daily life? You take notes in the church and not only to look like a devoted Christian in the eyes of others, but do you later look at those notes and meditate on how to live by those instructions?

Build on Christ, build your building on God’s Word, then may come storms or winds, and through fire or earthquake Your building will stand.

With God’s love

Joy Nurme

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