Firm Foundation

What is the foundation of your life? Do you know what your foundational beliefs are? Do you trust in anything or are you wondering through life aimlessly? Have you considered there is One who has laid a foundation and is the foundation for an abundant life?

I see far too many people wondering through life aimlessly. They have no anchor. They have no rudder. They have no foundation. Or if they have a foundation, they often stray from it not fully trusting it. Those who do not stand fully on the foundation of Christ live a precarious life.

The Apostle Paul tells the members of the church in Ephesus that they were foreigners and strangers. They were wondering through life aimlessly. They worshiped foreign gods, who were no gods at all. They lived lives of ignorance, based on faulty beliefs, and sin.

They accepted the gospel. They became part of the kingdom of God. They were enlightened and accepted the teaching of the apostles. Their lives stood on the foundation of the apostles who were built around Jesus Christ. Jesus is the chief cornerstone. He is the One from whom all the teachings of the apostles were based on.

Make no mistake about it. With Jesus as the cornerstone, the apostles laid a firm foundation. From that foundation, many missionaries were sent to tell people about Jesus. It continues today through missionaries, pastors, teachers, and theologians.

We all have the option of an abundant life with a firm foundation. Each one of us can choose to follow Jesus. If you do not know where to start, start by going to a church, talking with the pastor, and read the Bible. As you grow in knowledge, there are many wonderful resources available to you.

I pray we all build our lives on the foundation of Jesus and the Apostles. I pray we choose an abundant life. I pray each one of us will read, listen, and discuss the gospel message. Build your life on a firm foundation. Have an anchor for the storms of life. Have a rudder to guide your life. Read the Bible. Attend a church. Talk to your pastor. Participate in a Bible study.

Ephesians 2:19-20 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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