A Firm Foundation for 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Some benefits of a firm foundation:
  1. A solid place on which to build
  2. A standard of excellence in a world of defeat and compromise
  3. A safe place
  4. A secure standard for personal identity
  5. A starting point when setbacks occur
Jesus is our foundation
Isaiah 28:16-17
16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. 17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.
Jesus taught about the importance of a good foundation
Luke 6:48-49
48He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."
Paul offered instruction on foundations for the future
1 Timothy 6:18-20
18Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. 20Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge