The foundation of a house tells you how big the house can get. You can’t put a big house on a small or faulty foundation. It will not stand the test of time and it will collapse every time. The same is true for our lives. You can’t become what God wants you to be on a faulty or wrong foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ
1 Timothy 6:19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
If we were to build a house, we would be careful to place it on a solid base, a secure foundation that would ensure its stability during the stress of daily use and storms. The foundation is the most important part…A foundation is in its nature fixed and immoveable, composed of the firmest materials, laid with great care and strength, to bear the structure, without any danger of its falling or sinking. Building a house is similar to constructing personal character. The Christian life is compared to a building raised on a foundation; to a building not yet finished. We need a foundation that will strengthen us during life’s trials and tests. The foundation of our lives could consist of ideas, a plan, a set of rules, or inspiration received from the life of a person we admire. Because we are the builders of our lives, we need to be sure our foundation is chosen wisely and that it motivates and directs us. is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; … which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. Such a foundation is CHRIST, as he is described by the Prophet; Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.
Psalm 18:31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God
Acts 4:11 He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.
Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Building a house on the rock versus on the sand (Matthew 7:24-27). A house built on the rock of the sayings of God would stand against the storms that would come. That which was built on the “sand” of human wisdom would suffer a disastrous collapse.
Yet, by the grace of God, this fall can be avoided. We can be confident that Christ is who He says He is.
Romans 11:36 (NIV) For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.
In Hebrews 1:2-3 we see He made the worlds. He is upholding all things. He becomes heir of all things.