Having the right foundation spiritually can make the difference on where one spends eternity. The only foundation that will make it. past this life is one that is based and founded upon the Word of God. It is one that puts it’s trust in the One whom the Apostle John called the “Word.” It is a life built on a trust in the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We build our lives on all kinds of foundations. Jesus spoke of those who build their lives on the sand, which has no permanent foundation. He contrasted that with the ones who built their lives on a solid foundation. The one who built on the sand had all kinds of problems; the one on the solid foundation had the blessings of God.
We need to base our faith on the foundation of the Lord Jesus and His blessed Word. Romans 10:7 reads, “and so faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”
We must be found standing on a faithful Word. We must have the assurance that the Bible we read, study and live by is really God’s Word.
The Apostle Paul answered that question for us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
It is the responsibility of every Christian to be steadfast. We have a reliable Bible and in it we find out how to live the Christian life. If we will but allow the Lord, He will equip us for service today!
We must be willing to put Him first in our lives at all times, not just when it is convenient for us. The song “I’ll Put Jesus First in My Life,” tells us in verse 1 that to the Christian the “the world all about me has now no allure.”
This means that once we put the Lord Jesus on in baptism we change “kingdoms.” Paul told the Colossian church that we have been conveyed out of a “kingdom of darkness”that leads to Hell and now we are in the “kingdom of the Son of His love,” a kingdom of light ruled by the Jesus. We are now in the “marvelous light of the gospel” and have the privilege to help other find that light.
By having the “firm foundation” of the Faithful Word of God, we are on the path of spiritual growth, a lifelong privilege to look into the very thoughts of The Godhead and know that They love us and want us to, as the Apostle Peter said, “to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ!”